The RHS gold medal winner, Andy Sturgeon is working at Beningbrough to help revitalise the gardens. The Pergola was the first new garden designed by Sturgeon and was opened in 2018.
The stunning walled garden contains over 90 varieties of fruit with a wide range of vegetables.
The double herbaceous border is best in early summer when peonies, geraniums and wisteria are in flower.
Explore the American Garden with magnolia trees flowering in Spring followed by spectacular autumn colours.
In 2006, the National Trust formed a partnership with the National Portrait Gallery to display some of the paintings in their collection at Beningbrough.
National Trust members visit for free.
Ralph Bourchier inherited the estate in 1556 and built the first house on the site.
His grandson, Sir John Bourchier signed the death warrant of Charles I but was too ill to stand trial and died before the Restoration.
John Bourchier built the current house in 1716 and it remained in the Bourchier family until 1827 when the estate was left to a distant relative Rev William Henry Dawnay, the future 6th Viscount Downe.
Dawnay commissioned William Sawrey Gilpin to draw up some plans for the garden although few of his ideas were implemented.
After Beningbrough was inherited by Dawnay’s second son, the property was neglected until it was rescued by Lord and Lady Chesterfield in 1916.
The estate was accepted in lieu of death duties by the National Trust after Lady Chesterfield’s death in 1957.