Something for everyone at Hare Hill

Kids playing in woodland at Hare Hill

We want to make sure everyone enjoys their visit to Hare Hill, no matter how much time they spend here. Your first stop will be at the Visitor Centre, where you will receive a warm welcome from our friendly volunteers.

Non-members can also find out about the benefits of National Trust membership, or even join there and then, saving on entrance fees. Have a look around our small shop with its carefully chosen selection of gifts, toys and plants.

Make your way to the Garden Hub, where you can visit the Information Room, browse the pre-loved bookshop, and learn more about Hare Hill through our video presentations. (Please note: the Information Room is currently closed due to refurbishment; we hope to open it again in June.) Take a peek inside the greenhouse to see what's growing, check out the home-grown plants for sale, and at weekends and bank holidays, enjoy a range of refreshments from the pop-up cafe.

Our glorious walled garden is the ideal place to relax. Take a leisurely stroll around the white borders in summer, and enjoy the many varieties of plants and fragrances.  Take a seat on one of the benches, enjoy a book and listen to the birdsong,  Try a Tai Chi class. Or bring a rug and a picnic and while away the afternoon.

Visitors enjoying the beautiful walled garden at Hare Hill
Hare Hill visitors in walled garden
Visitors enjoying the beautiful walled garden at Hare Hill

For families, explore the wooded garden which is a haven for kids. Follow the Wind in the Willows trail all summer, and look out for hidden surprises!  Don’t forget to walk up to the pond at North Park view, to admire the spectacular parkland scenery.

Plant lovers will want to explore every corner of the garden. There’s plenty to admire in Colonel Brocklehurst’s pride and joy – from rare and exotic rhododendrons and azaleas in spring, to more recent additions such as unusual  foxgloves, bulbs and of course the perennial summer borders in the walled garden.  Bird watchers can head for the bird hide and spot blue tits, tree creepers and even a woodpecker from time to time.

For the comfort and safety of all visitors, no ball games, bicycles or scooters are not permitted in the garden. Dogs are not allowed anywhere in the garden, apart from assistance dogs. Last entry to the garden is 4 pm.