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Overview

Hoveton Hall Gardens is a must visit whatever the season.

Enjoy a visit to the gardens in early spring when the grounds are carpeted with many different varieties of snowdrops and daffodils.

May and June see the azaleas and rhododendrons take centre stage - an amazing collection of colour which has been described as one of the best displays in Norfolk.

July and August see the formal herbaceous and kitchen gardens coming to the fore with the perfectly manicured lawns and over 600 different plant varieties, some of which are rare and unusual.

Our restored 19th-century iron glasshouse is must see for all visitors to the gardens. Throughout the year the gardens host many different events most of which are free to Historic Houses members. We also run a number of guided tours of Hoveton Hall via Invitation to view which are an additional cost.

 


Today
Today’s opening hours

19 April to 30 September: Sundays to Fridays, 10.30am to 5pm.

Opening
Opening

2019

19 April to 30 September: Sundays to Fridays, 10.30am to 5pm.

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Find Us
Find us

Just outside the village of Hoveton which is 9 miles north-east of Norwich on the A1151. There are plenty of brown tourist signs nearby to guide you.

The nearest train station is approximately 1.5 miles away in Hoveton.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults: £7.50 
Over 60's: £6.50 
Children over 4: £4 
Family ticket: £20 
Wheelchair users and carers: £6

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
Group Visits

Private group visits to the house and garden are welcome. 

Please contact Rachel Buxton for more information: 

rachel@hovetonhallestate.co.uk

01603 784297


Things to See

Upcoming events

8 Sep 2019

Hoveton Hall, nr Wroxham, Norfolk

The Hoveton Hall Estate covers 620 acres of parkland, gardens, woodland, arable and grazing agricultural land and a fine Regency hall built between 1809-1812 of gault brick with a slate roof whose design is attributed to Humphry Repton and his son John Adey Repton. Humphry Repton was known as the last great English landscape designer of the eighteenth century and often regarded as the successor to Capability Brown.

The Hall was built by Christobella Burroughes (née Negus) and her husband James, although it was later extended to the north, possibly by Geoffrey Buxton, to provide further accommodation and servants’ quarters. It has been owned by the Buxton family since 1946 and handed down through the generations. In late 2013, it was passed on to Harry and Rachel Buxton and their four children by Harry’s parents, Andrew and Barbara Buxton, who restored and improved the gardens, woodlands and parkland into what you see today. Hoveton Hall is a lived-in family home and is never empty or idle. 

The Hall is well-known for its gardens, including the walled “Spider Garden”, so named after the wrought-iron spider’s web design gate made in 1936 by Eric Stevenson of Wroxham and the old kitchen garden, a one-acre former Victorian walled kitchen garden which now also includes lawns and herbaceous borders, while still providing fruit, vegetables and herbs for the house. There is also a clematis walk, an orchard, a woodland walk, the magnolia garden, as well as two lakes, the arboretum, the grade II-listed glasshouse and the 18th century, grade II-listed ice well.


Weddings

Your wedding day is very special and you'll want your reception to be the perfect occasion. Our secluded gardens at Hoveton Hall are an oasis of colour and calm and will make a wonderful backdrop to your reception.

Of course, when you hold your wedding reception in our gardens yours will be the only one taking place at Hoveton Hall Estate that day. This is our home, and we love to share the secret of its beauty with our visitors, but on your special day it's all yours.

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Wedding planner
  • Bridal suite
  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

Accommodation

Hoveton Hall is a much-loved family home but we're also delighted to be able to share it with visitors. Soak up the beauty and atmosphere of this elegant Regency house, whether for an overnight or short-break bed & breakfast stay in the hall or a longer break in our self-contained East Wing holiday cottage. Hoveton Hall Estate is perfectly placed for you to explore this lovely part of Norfolk. 

Our Luxury B&B 

The South West Room
Sleeps two in a kingsize wooden bed (cot available on request)
Large bathroom with huge bath and shower attachment

The Buxton Suite
Sleeps two in the main bedroom in a super king size wooden sleigh bed. The second room can accommodate two children or adults in two full-size single beds. Luxurious large bathroom with bath and separate double shower.

The East Wing
Our self-catering accommodation sleeps six in three bedrooms.
Can be booked online here.


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

The estate offers stunning photo opportunities for product launches and a unique venue for corporate away days and team building, meetings and conferences.

Accommodating up to 25 people in the Hall and up to 500 outside we can help you with travel arrangements, IT requirements, catering and the fun stuff too! 

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Team building activities
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Plentiful parking
  • Projector and screen
  • Refreshments