Explore the garden at Nunnington Hall

Explore the Nunnington garden and enjoy flowering meadows, colourful peacocks and garden games.

Nunnington Hall’s garden has been managed organically since 2002, with a historic iris garden, a cutting garden, orchard and spring flowering meadows. There’s something for everyone from garden games and natural play area, a dog friendly tea garden and seasonal flower boarders. Definitely more than first meets the eye.

Enjoy a game of croquet
Family playing croquet on the lawn at Nunnington Hall
Enjoy a game of croquet

Family fun in the garden


Get out and about this Summer with our family friendly games and activities. Try quoits and hopscotch on the Robinia lawn or drafts in the tea garden. Find our Lion’s Den play area hidden in the trees, balance and climb or maybe make something ‘yummy’ in the mud pie kitchen?

Have fun in the Lion's Den play area
Have fun in the Lion's Den play area
Have fun in the Lion's Den play area

Get started with organic gardening


Since 2002 Nunnington has been managed fully with organic principles. You can see much of this work in practice as you explore the garden. This includes such things as a four bay composting system, wormery, fruit cages and organic vegetable patch.

Most days you’ll be able to find a gardener around to have a chat with and ask any questions you may have. 

Summer hay making in the fruit orchard
Summer hay making at Nunnington Hall
Summer hay making in the fruit orchard

Relax by the River Rye


Wander the seasonal boarders. Kick back in a deckchair on the lawn and experience the garden as it changes through the seasons. 

Hungry? - Our garden is perfect for picnics. Borrow a picnic blanket from reception or set up on a picnic table in a shady spot. Enjoy sandwiches, snacks and hot and cold drinks in the relaxed setting of the tea garden and when it’s time to put your feet up why not sit and watch the river from one of our steamer chairs?

Art in the Outdoors


Each year Nunnington Hall hosts a new garden sculpture exhibition. Come along this summer to see David Cooke’s beautiful ceramic and bronze sculpture exhibition ‘Birds and Beasts’, inspired by animals, shapes and patterns of the natural world.

Barn owl
David Cooke wildlife sculpture
Barn owl