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
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Shop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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 Coach House Tearooms 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


Garden only: May to September, Tuesdays to Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

11am to 4.30pm.

Please check the website for special event days – membership card not valid on these days.

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.

See their website to double check their opening times


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

£7.00 per adult
£3.50 per child
Under 7s free

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: £6 per person

  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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