The Gardens at Glemham Hall, Suffolk
"Won't you come into the garden?
I would like my roses to see you"
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan (actor/playwright)
The gardens of Glemham Hall originated with the construction of the 'new' Hall itself, which dates back to 1560. As structural changes were made to the hall, including the addition of a Georgian facade, the gardens and parkland were equally changed. Much of what you see is the product of Repton's design, for which he produced a Red Book in 1791.
Today, life is being breathed back into the gardens. You will enjoy exploring the beautiful walled rose-garden, with a summer house, lily-pond, classical urns as well as traditional English symmetry. Our herbaceous garden offers a delightful contrast to the traditional rose garden; a haven of wild flowers, herbaceous borders, sculpture and home to our green house. Beyond the marquee you will also find the commemorative Britten garden, recently created and designed to mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten, a world-renowned composer from Suffolk and old friend of Major Hope-Cobbold.
The wide lawns and garden are framed by yew hedges, a topiary and an avenue of Irish yews; spreading cedars and beeches complete a very traditional setting within an ancient 300 acre park of veteran oak trees (some not less than 600 years old) and many other ancient tree species.
Meet the team
Our gardeners, Heidi, Michelle and Roger, work tirelessly to maintain our glorious rose garden and herbaceous borders. With the help of students from nearby Otley College, the garden has been transformed over the last two years.
Recent renovations include the repositioning of hundreds of metres of original york stone paths. The Summerhouse, which sits neatly into the corner of our walled garden, has also been fully restored and is now licensed for outdoor wedding ceremonies complemented by the ongoing restoration of the many classical urns within the garden.
See our gardens...
Join us on one of our House Tours and you'll have plenty of opportunity to explore the gardens!
Keep and eye on our Events page for details of our open garden events throughout the year.
Would you like to host an event in our gardens?
Whether it's a garden party for family & friends or a drinks reception for clients, the gardens are a beautiful setting for a special occasion. Please speak to our events team, who will be delighted to assist you with planning the perfect outdoor event.
Date for your diary...
Glemham Hall is delighted to take part once again for 'The Great Garden Trail' on Sunday 24th June 2018 to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich.
No need to book in advance. Come and enjoy a wander through the Rose Garden while raising money for a great cause. The Gardens will be open between 10am-4pm and you can enjoy teas/coffees & homemade cakes which will be served from our conservatory. All monies raised from this event go directly to St Elizabeth Hospice.