About this event
Experience the enchanting beauty of Kentwell's Gardens at its most magical during the spring season. Picture The Shrubbery and Back Wood adorned with delicate Snowdrops, complemented by pockets of vibrant yellow Aconites. The winter landscape unveils the graceful silhouettes of bare trees, notably the ancient Espalier fruit trees with their gnarled arms in the Walled Garden. Amidst the Yews and Conifers, bursts of colour add to the visual feast.
For our younger visitors, the Tudor Rose Courtyard Maze and Yew Castle offer delightful surprises, along with a captivating storybook trail. The gardens, throughout all seasons, are framed by the picturesque Moats and the warm redbrick of the Hall, a historic gem crafted by the Clopton family five centuries ago.
About the Venue
Kentwell Hall is Suffolk’s hidden gem and one of England’s finest Tudor houses that stands within the most extensive moat in the county and nearly 30 acres of formal gardens and grounds.
The house offers the visitor a journey through time from the Great Tudor Kitchen, the Gothic centre block to the State bedroom that was created by Thomas Hopper in the 1820s for a visit from the then Duke of York.
The house offers a relaxed environment, mixed with an individuality that is not often seen these days in great historic venues.
Kentwell Hall’s organic gardens are a combination of ancient features, elements of the substantial alterations of Lady Guthrie, tenant during the 1930s, and the recent landscaping and planting by the current owners.
Particular areas of interest include the formal walled garden with its glorious borders providing seasonal displays of colour, the wildlife meadows and the Pied Piper Topiary hedge.
Whilst the magnificent Cedar Trees that date back to the late 18th century provide a lovely backdrop and The Sculpted Tree, based on the theme of the Tower of Babel, is the UK's biggest single wood carving.
The house and gardens are described as “magical with a surprise around every corner” and are to be enjoyed at your leisure.
The Stable Yard Tea Rooms serve light lunches and afternoon tea using seasonal produce from the gardens and farm.
Kentwell Hall is famous for producing some of the countries largest Re-creations and family events that run throughout the year.
Kentwell is available to hire for weddings, corporate functions, events and filming.