Something for everyone at Hare Hill

Hare Hill visitors in walled garden

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 Information kiosk, where you will receive a warm welcome from one of 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. (Please note: the kiosk is cash only as we do not yet have the facility to take cards).

Make your way to the Garden Hub, where you can visit the Information Room, browse our second-hand bookshop, and learn all about the pond dredging project. Take a peek inside the greenhouse to see what's growing, check out the plants for sale, and at weekends and bank holidays, enjoy a range of refreshments from the pop-up coffee shop.

Our glorious walled garden is the ideal place to relax. Take a leisurely stroll around our new white borders, 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,  Or bring a rug and a picnic and while away the afternoon.

For families, try following our famous hare trail around the woodland pathways – the kids won’t want to leave until they’ve found all thirteen!  Carved by local artist Ed Pilkington, each wooden hare statue has its own distinct personality.  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, to more recent additions such as unusual  foxgloves, bulbs and of course the perennial borders in the walled garden.  Bird watchers can head for the bird hide – and don’t worry if you’ve left your binoculars behind, we have some available to borrow at the kiosk.

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