Explore the stunning Walled Garden, filled with roses, topiary, fruit trees as well as cool blue & yellow borders and ‘hot’ borders.
Enjoy the different shapes mowed into the wild flower meadow below the Terrace.
Discover the Woodlands Walk through mature hardwoods as well as more recently planted specimen trees. It is also a haven for wildlife including roe deer and red squirrels.
Don’t miss the seventeenth century dovecote by the car park.
Hutton-in-the-Forest is home to Lord Inglewood and his wife Cressida and their three grown-up children.
The gardens are open every day during the season except Saturdays – under 16s visit for free.
The house is open on several days of the week during the season.
Check the opening times of the tea room before visiting.
Historic Houses members visit for free.
It is said that Hutton-in-the-Forest belonged to the Greene Knight of Sir Gawain and the Greene Knight.
By the thirteenth century, Hutton-in-the-Forest was owned by the De Hotons. Thomas de Hoton was Crown Forester of Inglewood Forest.
In 1605, the property was bought by Richard Fletcher, a successful merchant who converted the pele tower (built as a defence against the Scots) into a home. The property passed through marriage to Henry Vane.
A 1705 engraving by Jan Kip of Hutton-in-the-Forest shows elaborate formal gardens with parterres, fountain, avenues and a wilderness.
In 1730s, Sir Henry Vane Fletcher built the two walls in the Walled Garden to protect his large number of fruit trees and added the Cascade and Middle Pond.
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, William Sawyer Gilpin was commissioned to remodel the gardens with the planting of box and yew topiary on the Terraces. Further topiary was added by Margaret, Lady Vane in 1890s.
The Low Garden below the Terrace was laid out with meandering paths, ornamental trees and rhododendrons by Anthony Salvin in 1870s. By the twentieth century, this area had become overgrown. It has now been cleared and replanted as a wildflower meadow.
In 1964, William Vane was created Lord Inglewood.