The Vyne

Wander around the 18th century Walled Garden with its spring bulbs, a dahlia border and a variety of fruit and vegetables.

Don’t miss the beautiful summerhouse in the Summerhouse Garden. The garden was designed and planted as an Edwardian flower garden in 1997 to reflect the Grecian-cross floorplan of the summerhouse.

Other features to look out for are the Lime Avenue, Orchard and herbaceous borders.

Below the house is the lake which was created from four fishponds probably in the 18th century.

Walk to the left, past the bird hide into Morgaston Wood. There are several paths through the woods with spectacular bluebells in the Spring.

There’s a bird hide for visitors to enjoy the wetland wildlife.

National Trust members visit for free.

 

 

 

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The classical portico on the north front was added in 1654 by John Webb, a pupil of Inigo Jones, for the lawyer and politician Chaloner Chute. Little remains of the original formal garden except for a beautiful seventeenth century summerhouse with its neo-classical dome. There are several walks in the woods behind the lake. The estate is now managed by the National Trust who have recently carried out an extensive restoration project.

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INFORMATION

Address: Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL View map Phone: 01256 883858 Length of visit: 1-2 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

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

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