St Paul's Walden Bury, Hitchin SG4 8BP
Celebrated 18th century Landscape Garden and House
5 miles south of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on B651
A notable landscape garden, laid out in the early 18th century, Grade I listed, covering about 50 acres. This is the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
Long avenues lead to temples, statues, lake and ponds. Flower gardens bloom in spring and summer, with beautiful displays of magnolias, rhododendrons, irises, lilies. Wild flowers are encouraged, especially cowslips, bluebells, spotted orchids. The surrounding estate, with its arable and livestock farm and its ancient woodland, is a traditional country estate set in the heart of the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.
The front of the house dates from 1720, notable for its charming architecture. There is also a substantial Victorian addition.
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The house and garden can be visited by appointment Garden only (for charity) £7.50. House and Garden £15.00. Suggest dates and times you would like to visit. (Minimum 4 people for house tour) Email email@example.com
Venue for weddings, conferences, away days There is a licence for Civil Ceremonies, in the house or in one of the temples in the garden. The garden can be hired for wedding receptions or other events. See link to Weddings and other events on the left. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hertfordshire Life magazine, May 2018