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Kentwell Hall Gardens Open

Kentwell Hall Gardens Open
Start Date: 21 June 2021
Start Time: 11am
End Date: 19 September 2021
End Time: 3pm

Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury CO10 9BA

Kentwell's Gardens provide a haven of tranquility and beauty in a challenging world.  A feeling of naturalness and they are not over-manicured where visitors can lose themselves in the moment,  The 16th C House and 15th C Moat House are not open (due to the virus) but are ever present.  Their beauty and the usually still waters of the moats, disturbed only by fish and fowl, set the tone.  There is an aura of timelessness created by the mellow red brick and the water of the extensive moats and the ancient trees from our 1000 year-old oak to a lawn guarded by England's most majestic Cedars.

There is also a strong sense of the past which is not surprising given that the Gardens have developed over six centuries and the keen eye will find elements from each.  There's a sense of fun too; from the sculpted tree and courtyard maze to the yew castle and varied topiary, some of it truly massive, encountered throughout.  Topiary here is not a constant dull green but has may hues and as many shapes.  All the shaping is not green; the gnarled arms of the ancient espalier fruit trees, the hornbeam hedge of the magic circle or the long avenue of pyramidical lime trees all as striking bare as when in full leaf.

Please pre-book your visit (any time up to 10.30am on the day of your visit) and please arrive in good time to get the most out of your visit.  

You are welcome to arrive at any time from opening time until our last entry at 1.30pm.  The Gardens will close at 3pm. 

See website for ticket prices.

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