Explore the garden at Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall from the main lawn

The garden at Nunnington Hall is the perfect place to enjoy this spring. Peaceful hidden spots, colourful peacocks and colourful spring flowers offer a great day out.

Wander through the mixed herbaceous boarders, take in the tulips and admire the wildflowers as they show us spring is here.

The garden is fully accessible for all visitor with gravelled paths and grassed slopes. Some one-way systems are in place. 

Living organically

Our garden has been managed fully organically since 2002, reviving traditional horticultural methods whilst also embracing modern techniques and technology. You can see much of this work in practice as you explore the garden. This includes such things as a four-bay composting system, a wormery, fruit cages and an organic vegetable patch.

Each year we also pack sheep fleece around the base of our young fruit trees which acts as a fantastic organic mulch. Not only does it suppress the weed growth and help the soil to retain moisture, but slowly releases nutrients directly to the tree roots as the fleece decays. Not to mention the birds, mice and bumble-bees enjoy the opportunity of collecting luxurious bedding for their nests.

New beginnings

Spring is here! The tulips are bringing a welcome splash of colour to the garden. Colourful blossom is appearing on our fruit trees and the wildflowers are making an appearance in the meadows.

Relax by the river

The garden sits alongside the River Rye which plays host to much wildlife. Spend a while by the river and you may just catch a glimpse of brown trout, otters, kingfishers and swans.

Grab a bite to eat or bring a picnic

The tea-garden is open daily for hot and cold drinks and light refreshments. We welcome picnics throughout the main garden so sit back and relax.

Wander through the spring daffodils
Daffodils in the garden at Nunnington Hall
Wander through the spring daffodils