Admington Hall, Nr. Shipston-on-Stour CANCELLED
All photos by Clive Nichols
IMPORTANT UPDATE 24TH ARIL 2023. DUE TO WATERLOGGED GROUND CONDITIONS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCOVENIENCE THAT THIS MAY CAUSE.
Admington Hall Garden is a 5-acre garden of rooms surrounding a part Jacobean, part Georgian country house in the Warwickshire countryside, set within 10 acres of parkland and grounds and protected by a shelterbelt of oaks, beech, chestnut and hawthorns.
The garden “rooms” consist of:
The walled garden has plentiful wide and generous boarders and is home to the gravel garden, The Greenhouse (which houses the extensive collection of Pelargonium), fruit cages, vegetable garden, cutting garden, white garden, swimming pool borders and the stream bank.
A collection of plants that needed a home that has evolved into a shaded boarder area sweeping into a coppice of Hazels and other shrubs.
12 Irish Yews frame the garden lined with box hedging and boarder mainly planted with warm colours such as Rosa 'L.D. Braithwaite'.
Geometric box parterres reflecting the Jacobean architecture of this side of the house flanked with roses ('Burgundy Ice', 'The Lark Ascending') and Yew topiary.
Yew hedges inspired by the garden at Lytes Cary, punctuated with pots of Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’.
Morning Room Garden
Lined with yew and Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’ with a bridge over the stream towards the Tulip Tree Avenue.
Apple orchard and home to a growing collection of Bantams and sculptures.
Framing the stream that runs through the gardens, this backs onto the Wild Flower Meadow. Camassias are planted into the bank under Limes & Chestnuts.
Wild Flower Meadow
What was once a paddock is now a wild flower meadow with paths mown and a central gazebo for quiet reflection.
The pond backed by woodland, planting along the stream consists of ferns, Persicaria, Rodgersia, Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' and Osmunda Regalis.
Tulip Tree Avenue
An architectural vista framing the open farmland to one end and the Georgian Morning room wing to the other.
'Admington Hall: Antonia Davies' ever-evolving garden', by Lia Leendertz, 'Gardens Illustrated' September 2022
Adults £7.00. Admission includes the Fair and Garden. Children under 16 free.
Buy your tickets on arrival at the gate - no need to prebook!
On site parking adjacent to garden entrance. Disabled parking immediately next to the entrance on a first come, first serve basis.
The majority of the Fair and Gardens are accessible to wheelchairs and those with mobility issues. Accessible toilet available.
Teas and cakes will be available.
Shipston on Stour,