Gardens

Botanics have played a pivotal role in the history of Wynyard and as custodians of this estate, we continue to build that legacy. Explore our iconic gardens and arboretum set within the 120 acre private grounds.

History

The Gardens at Wynyard Hall date back to 1623 and have endured many different stages in their development and restoration since. The most notable phase in the history of the gardens would be during the ownership of the 6th Marquess and in particular his wife, Lady Theresa Londonderry who were thought to bring the estate back to life after a period of decay and neglect. Theresa brought creative energy and vision to the development of the formal gardens. A garden album created by Lady Theresa in 1912, records in affectionate detail the gardens she created and adored. “It was she who made Wynyard” Wynyard Tenants, 1844.

Wildlife

Our gardens provide homes for lots of different types of wildlife including a family of deer, squirrels, heron, butterflies and our beloved bees that provides our estate honey.

Farmshop & Cafe

Filled with the finest locally sourced food and drink from the North-East, along with our estate-grown produce, the Farmshop is a celebration of artisanal suppliers and products. Perfect for lunch, the Café offers a light, airy space to catch up with friends over a selection of sandwiches, soups and salads.

See our Farmshop & Cafe

Plan your visit

By purchasing an annual pass you gain unlimited entry to the gardens for 12 months.
Adults – £7.50
Concession – £5.50
Children aged 3 – 13 – £5.50
Children under 3 – free

You can purchase tickets online here.

The gardens are open 7 days a week from 10am until 4pm.

Click here to view our map.

A love of dogs is written into the history of Wynyard Hall (have you seen the dedicated monuments around the estate?) so we are pleased to welcome Dogs in the gardens however dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.