Whatton Gardens. Days Out in Leicestershire

We visited in early September 2007 on a warm sunny day and were the only people there! Which is good and bad - good because it's just so peaceful and bad because it's a shame more people don't know about this 'secret' garden that's only 15 minutes from Nottingham, Derby and Leicester.

The gardens consist of 15 acres of formal and informal gardens including:- woodland walks, 2 ornamental ponds, ancient trees, expansive lawns, colourful herbaceous borders, rose garden and arboretum.

desktop wallpaper of the lawn and trees and Whatton Gardens in LeicestershireAccess to all areas of the gardens is along fairly flat firm gravel paths, there are a couple of small steps into the rose garden.

These are really lovely gardens in the rolling Leicestershire countryside and they do deserve to get many more visitors.

Entrance fee is £2.50 for adults using an honesty box! (children free).

  • Features
  • Herbaceous Borders
  • Rose Garden, Arboretum
  • Woodland Walk, Ponds
  • Toilets Whatton House Gardens
  • Telephone: 01509 842268

Opening Times
Sundays to Fridays 11 - 4
March to October
Teas (sundays only)

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