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Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Mannington Hall
NR11 7BB

Signed from B1149 at Saxthorpe.

20 acres

01263 584175

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Opening Hours

24 May–3 Sep. Please see website for more information.


Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies when open.


  • Accessible facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets


  • Arboretum
  • Children’s garden (not playground)
  • Pond or lake
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
Laurel Walpole

The gardens around the medieval moated manor were designed to complement its unusual appearance with scented garden, colour themed borders and many roses. The Heritage Rose Garden has hundreds of varieties in period settings. Although the garden is known for its rose collection, there are many other plants in the Four Element gardens, orchard, county walk, stump gardens and Sensory garden with rill. The small vegetable area with green houses was reorganised in 2019/20.  

The garden has always been planned with wildlife in mind so includes wood walks, lake, wildflower meadow with a boardwalk leading to a bird hide overlooking water and an arboretum of native trees. For children there is a nature garden and enchanted trail, as well as a playground. There is also an events programme with art, theatre and music. 

Please note: Dogs allowed on leads. This garden is partially accessible.

Plants of special interest

  • Bluebells
  • Daffodils
  • Lilies
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Roses
  • Waterlilies
  • Wildflowers

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.