Elton Hall and Gardens

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The Gardens

 

Very little evidence remains of the original garden. We can see from the 1730 drawing by Buck that a formal garden was laid out to the north-east of the house.

There are some sketches of what the grounds looked like in the mid to late 18th century. Formal gardens and pleasure grounds were laid out in the 1890s and all that remains from this early planting are some of the mature trees, the box parterre and the four conical yew shapes to the south of the Hall.

The garden you see today was laid out in 1913 with the construction of the paths, the lawns, the lily pond, the well-head and the flower garden wall.

By 1980 a large part of the Edwardian garden had fallen into disrepair and since the early 1980s there has been a major restoration programme. The flower garden has been replanted and a new sunken garden, a shrub garden and an arboretum created.

The Gothic orangery was built to celebrate the Millennium and a Gothic arbour was completed to mark the Jubilee celebrations.

 

The Orangery

Elton Hall sits in 200 acres of parkland bound by the river Nene on the west.

View of the house in 1730
View of Elton Hall in 1730

South view of Elton Hall


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