Benington Lordship Gardens

Benington Lordship is an historic garden with a magnificent neo-Norman Folly on the site of a motte and bailey castle.

The garden is managed for wildlife with a large pond, spring bulbs, naturalistic planting, wildflowers and commanding parkland views.

The gardens are open in February for visitors to enjoy the spectacular display of naturalised snowdrops below the Folly. Rarer varieties of snowdrops are displayed in the borders and in the walled garden, complemented by cyclamen, iris and hellebores.

In May, the garden reaches its peak. Enjoy the double borders with their mix of naturalistic planting and old-fashioned plants, the formal Rose Garden and the Walled Garden.

The gardens are open in June for the Plant Fair and the Benington Floral Festival and Open Gardens.

And over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the popular Chilli Festival is held.

Refreshments and Toilets are available in the village parish hall.

Group visits can be arranged – use the contact form on the garden’s website.

Please note, Benington Lordship is a family home and the garden is only open on selected dates – check the website for details.



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Address: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7BS View map Length of visit: 1-2 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: No
Car park: No
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: No
Wheelchair - limited: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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