Gardens and Maze
It's an English tradition that every great country home has been complemented by the ambition of its surrounding pleasure gardens and Somerleyton is a wonderful example of that vision. Visit the walled garden to discover the beautiful and ornate iron and glass greenhouses, designed by Joseph Paxton, the architect of Crystal Palace. Don’t miss the 70 foot high pergola, home to wisteria, roses, clematis and vines.
Somerleyton is also home to one of the finest yew hedge mazes in Britain, planted back in 1846. The route out is around 800 yards from the centre, but most visitors find it takes rather longer to solve the maze’s mysteries!
For the less adventurous why not just stroll around Somerleyton’s pleasure gardens. Anna Outlaw, our head gardener heads an excellent team including many volunteers who are returning the garden to greatness under the guidance of George Carter, Norfolk's premier garden designer and historian. You’ll find rhododendrons, azaleas and a fine collection of specimen trees including Eucalyptus Gunii, monkey puzzle, tulip trees, giant redwood and London Plane. Wander down the topiary-lined paths and you'll also find our little Bygones Museum with its charming collection of gardening memorabilia.
For more information on the Gardens contact:
Head Gardener, Somerleyton
Hall & Gardens Admissions
Our season runs from 02 April – 29th September 2015. For opening times and full admission details please see below: