Helmingham Hall Gardens

Moated brick manor house started by John Tollemache in 1480.

Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF

Helmingham Hall moated historic house in Suffolk
Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Shop
for the latest information.
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
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Helmingham and the Tollemache family have been together for many hundreds of years.

The Hall and the old oak trees that stand today have seen much of the history of England pass before them, and many generations of this family.

Helmingham Hall was completed in 1510, surrounded by its deep moat, serene gardens and ancient 400 acre deer park which is the home to herds of both red and fallow deer.

The gardens today have been extensively redesigned by the current Lady Tollemache, a Chelsea Gold Medallist, and are open to visitors who find themselves enchanted by the herbaceous borders, walled kitchen garden, herb, knot, rose and wild gardens.

A delicious range of local food is served in the Wright’s Café and the Stable Shops offer a wide range of local produce, plants and garden accessories and local crafts. Many fantastic family events are held throughout the season.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Open from 1st May – 30th September 2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 10am -5pm (including bank holidays). Last admissions to the garden are at 4pm. Special event day times may vary so please check our website.


Free garden entry for Historic Houses members. No pre-booking required.

£9.00 per adult
£4.50 per child
Under 5s free

On event days however we do not accept Historic Houses Membership and entry charges may vary, please check our website for details of each event.

Group Visits

A wide variety of groups and clubs, as well as tour operators, visit Helmingham Hall Gardens from all over the world every year. We also offer a selection of teas and lunches for groups by prior arrangement.

Groups of over 30 people receive discounted entry.

for the latest information.
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF

For those travelling by public transport, the nearest train stations are Ipswich or Stowmarket.

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