Attraction in Bourne End
Old Thatch is recognised internationally as a garden of exceptional quality, has been awarded a star in The Good Gardens Guide and is featured in The Most Amazing Gardens to Visit in Britain. Old Thatch has a two-acre series of gardens including informal, traditional and contemporary. There are beautiful palettes of colour, stunning grasses and vistas through roses, clematis and lavender.
Old Thatch Gardens is a quintessentially English garden of peace and tranquility. Although it is the former home of Enid Blyton and of interest to Blyton enthusiasts, to avoid disappointment please note that the house is not open to the public and there are no play areas for children.
The 17th century cottage (not open to the public) has possibly one of the longest thatched roofs in the country and is grade 2 listed. Tea and delicious home-made cakes are served in the old stables which, according to Enid Blyton, contain secret treasures! Old Thatch has its own ghost horse and there are numerous legends going back to the days when Old Thatch was a beer house and inn.
Months Open: Open 2013 from May 12th to August 29th
Every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 2.00 to 5.30pm
Car Parking: Yes - Car parking in public car park
Admission Price: Adults £4
Children (5-13 inc) £2.50
Under 5 free
Catering: Tea, coffee and delicious home-made cakes
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