One of the finest gardens in East Anglia

Considered one of the finest gardens in East Anglia since the mid-17th century, the Somerleyton Hall Gardens continue to delight visitors of all ages. Set over 12 acres, the garden is slowly being re-imagined as a series of interconnected ‘rooms’. Please visit our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram below for the very latest updates from our Gardens team.

West Front

The centrepiece of the gardens is the Nesfield Parterre to the west of the hall. Restored between 2012/14, by Norfolk's finest landscape architect and historian George Carter, the great equatorial sundial is encircled by the signs of the zodiac.

White Garden

The charming sunken white garden to the north of the hall is set within the footprint of the former winter garden, a small part of which survives. This garden, which is a haven for bees and butterflies alike was designed by George Carter and another Norfolk garden designer Verity Hanson Smith.


The sweeping arboretum, has been opened up to show off the fine specimen trees which are being under planted with rifts of bulbs to delight through the seasons. Somerleyton Hall gardens have several 'county champion' trees which are sure to impress.

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Lose yourself at Somerleyton

Somerleyton Maze

Planted back in 1846, Somerleyton is home to one of the finest yew hedge mazes in Britain. Solve the maze's mysteries and see how long it takes you to find the centre.

Walled Garden

As well as being home to the 'Enchanted Jungle Garden, this former kitchen garden; known as Firrendale in the seventeenth century, is being re-imagined with flower, shrub, hosta and tree fern borders. Wander down the avenues and discover new garden rooms, herbaceous borders and English country-style floral's providing colour throughout the open season.

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My Lady's Rose Garden

Currently being renovated and overseen by Lady Somerleyton. Additional rose beds have now been planted up with Old English roses. Arches and obelisks will complete the garden creating an area full of scent and romance throughout the summer months.

Historic Parkland

There are fabulous views of the surrounding ancient parkland which is essentially left to itself through rewilding. You can spot all sorts of wildlife from the gardens, cattle, wild ponies and deer roam freely, feeding off the natural vegetation.

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Plant and nursery sales

A piece of Somerleyton

We're sure as you explore our grounds you'll spot something you'll want to take home. The good news is that many plants found growing within the gardens will be available for you to buy from May. Expect perennials, shrubs, exotics and some occasional rarities.

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