Attraction in Renishaw
Renishaw Hall has been the home of the Sitwell family for over 350 years. In 1625 George Sitwell built a small H-shaped manor house to which his descendent Sitwell Sitwell, later first baronet, made vast additions in the Georgian period. He also added the stables and various follies in and around the park.
The beautiful classical Italian garden, park and lake were the creation of the eccentric Sir George Sitwell, the grandfather of the present owner. Some have called them the most romantic gardens they know, and they are among the most beautiful of their kind in the country.
Beautiful spring flowers in April are followed by carpets of bluebells in the woods and rhododendrons in May. More than a thousand roses bloom in June, the herbaceous and mixed borders peak in July and August, and many rare annuals and exotic borders flowering on through September.
Eight acres of Italianate Gardens: fountains, yew hedges making garden rooms, still and moving water, statues ancient and modern.
300 acres of woodland, parkland and lakeside walks, with beautiful views.
Sitwell Family Museum.
John Piper Art Gallery.
Performing Art Gallery.
Café and Gift Shop.
Childrens’ Fairytale Garden and Woodland Garden.
Tours of Renishaw Hall available by Special arrangement.
National collection of Yuccas.
Tours of the ground floor of Renishaw Hall available by special arrangement through the Events Office. Also garden tours with the Head Gardener, followed by dinner in the Stable Café.
Months Open: April 2009 – 27 September 2009
Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Car Parking: Yes - £1 per car
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Gardens, Galleries & Museum: Adults £5; Concessions: £4.20; Children under 10: Free
Gift Shop: Yes - Gifts & Renishaw still and sparkling white wine
Catering: Gallery Café
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