Thornbridge Hall is surrounded by 10 acres of quirky and quintessentially English gardens, set in the heart of the Peak District National Park. They were designed at the end of the 19th Century to create a vision of '1,000 shades of green' which the owner wanted to be able to see from his bedroom window. The startling, calming and gracious gardens are a perfect example of Victorian drive, determination and engineering to manipulate the landscape into a series of garden rooms.
Visitors will also come across three temples, numerous statues, 46 urns and two grottos, all of which were incorporated into the garden in the 1890's. Some of the statuary came from Clumber Park and Chatsworth, while some were gifts from the Greek Government.
For the kids (and big kids)
There is plenty for kids to enjoy such as Meet the Animals from The Thornbridge Smallholding, garden trails, basketball, swing ball, our famous net a duck….and now a fantastic sandpit area and living willow huts & tunnels, constructed by the Gardens team.
Our secret library is now open - Located in a nice quiet area of the Gardens is a delightful spot to take 5 and read a book or two.
Dogs welcome on leads
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- disabled parking available.
- the majority of pathways are made up of gravel and pushing a wheelchair could be challenging. Mobility scooters usually handle these pathways fine. It does depend though how large / small the wheels are.