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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Theater at St Paul's Walden Bury
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens