Suffolk Day 2018
Suffolk Day 2018. Kentwell Hall are pleased to be supporting this day and ull details to follow - watch this space!
Thursday 21 June 2018
Kentwell Hall is proud to be part of Suffolk Day, celebrating everything this wonderful County has to offer.
We are excited to open the House, Gardens and Farm from 5pm to 8pm on summer's longest day for everyone to enjoy. So, why not take time out of your busy schedules and stroll around our beautiful hall and grounds.
The House, Gardens & Farm are open for you to explore.
Kentwell holds a lot of special events throughout the season, but many visitors find it a delight to visit when there is nothing extra going on. They can then fully enjoy Kentwell's unrivalled romantic air and tranquillity.
"A little Great House of great beauty - paradise on Earth" - Lucy Norton, author, b 1900 at Kentwell.
The House is one of England's finest Tudor Houses, developed in stages between about 1500 and 1540 to form a typical Elizabethan E-plan. The exterior is little altered, while the interior shows the progression of the House from its Tudor beginnings, through Hopper's Victorian 'improvements', to the modern day. Less a stately house, more a family home.
The 15th Century Moat House is a little-altered survival of a service building of that time, with Dairy, Bakehouse, Brewhouse, Stillroom and Solar, set against the wide moat.
Our Gardens are a pleasure to walk round at any time. The Gardens are tranquil and romantic to walk round. They are fun to explore, from the lovely Walled Garden with potager and large herb garden, to surprises such as the Courtyard Maze, the Carved Tree and the Pied Piper Topiary. Try the Human Sundial and find your way round the Yew Castle.
In June, the blue Nepeta is in flower in the walled garden, awaiting the arrival of the accompanying roses. This month, we will make a start the topiary cutting and shaping - as you can imagine, maintenance of Kentwell's hedges and topiary takes a lot of time!
From every location in the Gardens, the House provides a stunning backdrop; just as the Gardens provide the perfect setting for the House. For the more adventurous there are walks into adjoining woods.
**The Farm **buildings are of interest at any time. This is a working farm (not a 'farm park') with many of the animals to be seen in their natural setting, some grazing in the paddocks and some in their housing.
Below are the prices for a visit to the House, Gardens & Farm for Suffolk Day evening opening only. Please note, these tickets will not be valid for daytime visits.
You can pre-book your tickets at discounted prices online, or come along without booking and pay in the Gift Shop.
Follow the 'Book Tickets' link to book to pay for your tickets on-line. Your ticket receipt will not be for a specific date, you are free to use it on any one day when the House, Gardens and Farm are open.
No dogs are allowed within the grounds.
Please note: online tickets must be booked before 4pm on the day of your visit.
It is your responsibility to verify availabilities, opening times, and all relevant details of businesses and events shown on this website.