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Holdenby House Gardens

Address

Holdenby House Gardens
Holdenby
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN6 8DJ

Telephone

01604 770074

Website

www.holdenby.com

Location

6 miles north-west of Northampton, off A5199 or A428.

Opening Times

Please check website or telephone for details.

Admission

Please check website or telephone for details.

Facilities

Parking Available Access for the disabled Plants for sale Lavatories Dogs

Features

  • Bluebells
  • Herbaceous plants
  • Fine conifers
  • Daffodils
  • Disabled facilities
  • Fruit of special interest
  • Herbs
  • Snowdrops
  • Sub-tropical plants
  • Good topiary
  • Vegetables

Owner

Mr & Mrs James Lowther

Comment

The outlines of the garden at Holdenby are Elizabethan: a bowling alley, some parterres and terraces which were built in 1580 to impress Queen Elizabeth on one of her progresses through England. They explain why Holdenby is so highly regarded as an historical garden. What we see now is modern and pretty. The Elizabethan-style garden was planted by Rosemary Verey, using only those plants which were available in 1580. Rupert Golby planted the 'fragrant border' and there is a charming 'silver border' made to display the owners' ever-growing collection of silver- and grey-leaved plants.

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