In and around Hampshire

Gravel path between flower borders and lawn in walled garden

Georgian mansions, a working watermill and wildlife-rich downland await you in Hampshire

Places to visit

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Trees framing a lake with early autumn purple foliage

Where you can visit 

We’re reopening the places you love in Kent, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens, parks and houses, especially at busy times such as weekends. See what’s open and ready for you to book this week below…

Places to visit

Autumn days out

Dahlias at Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner’s dahlia displays reach their peak in early autumn. Here, head gardener John Wood reveals how he planted over 500 of these exotic beauties on his own, during lockdown. Dahlias were a great passion of former owner Sir Ralph Dutton. On your visit you’ll find beautiful displays all around the 14 acre gardens.

The Vyne revealed

Go behind the scenes

Delve into the fascinating history of The Vyne – a former Tudor palace visited by King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Learn about the site's transformation into the family home of lawyer and politician John Chaloner Chute. Discover hidden paintings in a gap in the wall and find out how the attic is protected from evil spirits, plus much more.