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Harlaxton Manor Gardens

Immaculate formal gardens beside a stunning stately home.

  • 4.7

  • from 141 Google reviews

Harlaxton Manor
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About the garden

With French terraces, an Italian garden, a Dutch canal and even an observatory, the formal gardens beside Harlaxton Manor are a feast for the senses. Manicured lawns, blooming flowers and sculpted trees decorate the rolling hills that wrap around the manor which creates a spectacular backdrop.

The gardens also include an incredible 19th century conservatory where orange trees and tropical plants grow, some of which were donated by the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.

Opening times

2021 Open Days 21 & 22 August

Useful details

Garden area

56 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

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


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved). Please let one of our team aware of any specific needs on arrival and we will do our best to support you.



Lincolnshire, NG32 1AG

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Find the garden

Harlaxton Manor Gardens
NG32 1AG
Sat Nav Postcode
NG32 1AG
Public Transport
No 8 from Grantham to Melton Mowbray - Can asked to be dropped off outside the Gregory Pub.
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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 141 Google reviews

Claire Bell

4 months ago


I've been wanting to visit Harlaxton Manor for a while now as the architecture when viewed from the outside makes one most curious to see the inside. And the interior doesn't disappoint. What an interesting and beautiful country house. We took advantage of the Open House taking place this weekend and had a most enjoyable time finding out more about the manor and it's history. The gardens too were a delight to stroll through with their clever layout on numerous levels. Just one small critique. Something that would have made our visit a tad more satisfying was if there had been a timed entry system running, to balance out the number of people visiting. Too many visitors at the same time more often than not takes away from the atmosphere of a place somewhat. Apart from that, a wonderfully historic house well worth an outing.

Geoff Adkins

4 months ago


Visited on Sunday 24th August 2022. Manor was open to the public on Saturday & Sunday, for the first time in 190 years. Wonderful exteriors & interiors. Extensive Gardens were a bonus. This Manor is used by an American University , as an opportunity for overseas students to experience life in the UK . They live , work and play inside this magnificent building. What a privilege . What lucky people.😊

Alice Heather Logan

11 months ago


Visited for the first time on Saturday with a friend and we loved it! So many interesting details in each room and the architecture and decor is stunning. The gardens are a pleasure even in Winter, highly recommend a visit on an open day ☺️

Linda Green

4 months ago


A beautiful building built around 1830s, with a long driveway approaching it. Parking on the grass. The house is only open downstairs, where there is a cafe. Outside in the gardens are benches and picnic tables. The garden pond is overgrown and green with weeds. The garden is mainly banks of lawn with walks The only plants and flowers are in the area behind the house which could be better maintained. The house has been used for many films and dramas. The house is better maintained than the gardens, due to it's wedding catering I feel.

Josh Holmes

3 months ago


Stunning buildings in a gorgeous setting, we visited on an extremely hot open gardens day. Staff/volunteers were most welcoming, informed and enthusiastic; often dropping into conversations the historical competition with Belvoir Castle visible on the horizon. These opportunities are infrequent due to it being a working estate/college, so if you have yet to visit make sure you check out the website. Although the building itself wasn't open for tours ( a few bookable dates each year), the Golden room is used for the sale of refreshments along with the conservatory - a large Pimm's with extra ice was just right for the occasion. Taking time for a picnic in the shade of a Cedar tree, we happened upon the head gardener doing the same, his friendly chat, knowledge and dedication to the estate made for good conversation. The plans to develop the walled gardens (on the left as you drive towards the manor) are exciting and should allow for a year round attraction. I would happily awarded 5 stars, however there was little direction signage and no plan or map leaflet to guide you round available. The £8 guide book focuses on the history and internal photos etc.

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01476 403000

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