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Deene Park

Elegant country manor and estate with tea room.

  • 4.6

  • from 277 Google reviews

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About the garden

Deene Park has been the home of the Brudenell family since 1514. The house and gardens nestle in the rolling Northamptonshire countryside, beside a tranquil canal and lake. The gardens as seen today have been developed since the mid-20th century. Immediately to the south of the house is a large parterre designed by David Hicks.

Planted in 1990, low box hedges enclose formal planting that gives colour throughout the year in relaxing shades of blue, purple and white. Delightful topiary teapots, clipped lollipops of hawthorn and frames festooned with roses complete the scene. Roses are an important feature of the gardens, covering the walls of the house and old Kitchen Garden and filling the long borders with summer colour and heady scent. In 2019 a new Rose Garden was created to the east of the house where roses in shades of pink, with white under-planting, are edged with pink lavender.

Running west from the parterre, backed by the walls of the old Kitchen Garden are the Long Borders and White Garden. Here, formality gives way to a more relaxed feel, where shrubs, herbaceous perennials and bulbs tussle and mingle to form a kaleidoscope of colour throughout the season. Punctuating the Long Borders, with grand displays of seasonal bedding that form brilliant eye-catching features, are the Four Seasons and Stone Summerhouse Gardens.

Beyond the formal gardens are the Pleasure Grounds – these managed, semi-wild areas are draped in a spectacular carpet of snowdrops extending to several acres in February. In May, the Pleasure Grounds are shoulder-deep in the delicate white froth of Queen Anne’s lace, and later in the season provide a lovely area to stroll in the cool shade.

This horticultural renaissance has clothed the bare bones of historical structures, bringing colour and form where there had previously been only expansive lawn.

Opening times

Easter - August Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays Gardens 12PM - 5PM House 2PM - 5PM September Wednesdays Gardens 12PM - 5PM House 2PM - 5PM

Useful details

Garden area

17 Acres

Dog walking

No - Guide dogs only.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).

Shops

Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Northamptonshire, NN17 3EW

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Deene Park
Northamptonshire
NN17 3EW
Sat Nav Postcode
NN17 3EG
Public Transport
No bus connections or safe pedestrian route from nearest train station Corby (5 miles away).
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 277 Google reviews

JWC

in the last week

5

Such a great place to visit, should have gone years ago as it is close to us. And will definitely visit again. The thing that made the visit so special was the lady of the house being present in the house, taking part in the tour and answering all manner of questions. So many thanks to her for making this so special. 10/10 all round.

Jackie Hayward

a month ago

5

What a beautiful place. Wonderful grounds to walk round, gorgeous gardens. A lovely house with very knowledgeable guides. Has a homely feel as it's still lived in. The cafe in the Victorian kitchen was quite pleasant but menu quite restricted. Still had a lovely cup of tea and a delicious slice of cake. The whole place is well worth a visit. Thoroughly recommend.

Kathleen Graham

a month ago

5

What a lovely time we had at the at the Tudor day. Lovely gardens, games to play, a beautiful house, picnic by the lake. Perfect

Alex Uk

2 months ago

5

Deene Park is beautiful. I am grateful for the fact that not only was the house open, but the family were amongst the people taking the time to let you know the history of the house and surrounding areas. The food might have been a bit expensive, but the house and grounds made up for it. Great for a day out if you enjoy a bit of history and gardens.

Rosemary Forrest

a month ago

4

Fascinating building with a confused building history but some good anecdotes on the family. Well worth the visit for the cream tea.

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01780 450278

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