Overview

The tropics in Suffolk with 100 palms, 20 bananas, 200 bamboos and 30-foot tiered walk leading to a ‘Thai’ pavilion.

Three ponds, streams, giant fantasy compost toilet, Victorian style folly partly made with many glacial age rocks which were found during excavation.

Tea and home made cakes served from our own rustic cafe are ‘Jaw-droppingly impressive’, says press. Featured on TV; BBC Gardener's World, National Geographic and in Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, London Metro and Homes & Gardens. It was Britains Best Garden in ITV's  'Fantasy Garden' programme with Alan Titchmarsh.

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Tour features

Tour of the garden led by its creator, Andrew Brogan.

Directions

Directions from Norwich: A146 toward Lowestoft/Beccles. At Beccles roundabout, (Morrisons on corner), do not go into Beccles but rather continue on A146. Turn right at the second roundabout toward Indusrial area. At next roundabout, after a half a mile, go left. You will go through Hulver village after a short while. On leaving Hulver you are in open countryside and go over brow of hill. On left you will see Henstead church. NB Garden is not at Henstead Hall, which will appear on your right but at a cottage a further 200 yards past the crossroads on your right. We have a sign on the driveway. Look out for yellow parking signs as depending on numbers, parking is either in field opposite or on driveway itself.

From Ipswich and south: Continue up A12 past turnings for Saxmundham, Walberswick and Southwold. A couple of miles past Southwold turning on the left are public toilets. Turn left 100 yards past these signposted Henstead and other places. Continue on this zig zag road for a couple of miles until you come to a give way sign. You are now in Henstead. Turn right here. NB Garden is not at Henstead Hall, which will appear on your right, but at a cottage 200 yards on your right. We have a sign on the driveway.Look out for yellow parking signs as depending on numbers, parking is either in field opposite or on driveway itself.

Refreshments

Tea, coffee, soft drinks, home-made cakes.

Access notes

Steeply sloped site may be difficult to navigate.

 

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Opening
Opening

2019 tour dates

  • 15 June
  • 5 and 20 July
  • 2, 17 and 31 August
  • 20 September

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Admission
Admission

All 2019 tours are £12.00 per person, with a discount for Historic Houses members.


Upcoming events

2 Aug 2019

Henstead Exotic Garden

The tropics in Suffolk with 100 palms, 20 bananas, 200 bamboos and 30-foot tiered walk leading to a ‘Thai’ pavilion. Three ponds, streams, giant fantasy compost toilet, Victorian style folly partly made with many glacial age rocks which were found during excavation. Tea and home made cakes served from our own rustic cafe‘Jaw-droppingly impressive’ says press. Featured on TV ,BBC Gardener's World, National Geographic and in Daily Telegraph The Daily Mail, London Metro,and Homes & Gardens. Britains Best Garden in ITV Fantasy garden programme by Alan Titchmarsh.