Things to do

Walled Garden and Holkham Stories Experience

Plenty of historic storiesand garden glory aplenty.

Gain a better understanding of Holkham’s past, present and future – before stepping outside and exploring the squares of our historic Walled Garden.

A visit to our Holkham Stories Experience gives you a deeper understanding of what has gone into creating the Holkham you visit today, and how through WONDER we we aspiring to be the UK’s most pioneering and sustainable rural estate.

With your eyes opened and your mind intrigued, you can the wander down to the Walled Garden and explore the six-acres abundant with glass houses, vines, blooms, vegetables, and more.

Opening times & prices

Open daily from Sunday 24th March, 10am – 5pm

Holkham Hall, Walled Garden and Holkham Stories Experience tickets (Holkham Hall is open Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays only):
Adult: £24, child: £2.50

Walled Garden and Holkham Stories Experience tickets (excluding Holkham Hall):
Adult: £10, child: £1.50

The Messenger Garden

Glasshouses play a major part of this room being the dominant feature. The beds will be redesigned once the work on the glasshouses is completed, but for the moment, it is prairie planting that plays a major part. The room gets its name from the large glasshouse currently undergoing restoration, built by Thomas Messenger and Co. in 1929.

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The Ornamental Garden

This area has recently been redesigned and visitors are invited to view the ongoing creation of an ornamental garden. The central lawn will eventually be flanked by deep planting beds of roses and perennials.

The Vineyard

Our take on a traditional French vineyard. Our young Solaris and Regent vines pruned in the ‘Double Guyot Style’ cast amazing shadows with their formally planted, yet informal habit.

The Exotic Garden

Our evolving ‘hot’ planting style utilises later flowering herbaceous plants and shrubs to marry perfectly with the events season, something very different to the rest of the Walled Garden.

The Kitchen Garden

Producing vegetables and fruit to supply the Hall all year round, with any surplus provided to The Victoria. Explore the fruit and vegetables we grow through the seasons, from broad beans to onions, strawberries to apples. Sowing, growing, tending and harvesting all happen here, aided by our volunteers and u003ca href=u0022 studentsu003c/au003e.

The Cutting Garden

This space frames our spectacular 19th century vineries which house peaches, nectarines and grapes. This part of the garden fuels the needs of the florists who create impressive displays to decorate the Hall, Church and cafés.

The Samuel Wyatt Vinery

The recently restored Samuel Wyatt Vinery holds a collection of vines and sweetly scented plants which require regulated temperatures.

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