Ashridge gardens cover 77 hectares (190 acres) and were originally designed by Humphry Repton in the early 19th century. The gardens are made up of a number of small gardens as well as a large lawn area leading on to avenues of trees affording views out to the old parkland.
Work over the past ten years has led to the restoration of the Rosary, an Armorial Garden, the Italian Garden and the Flower Garden. The Italian Garden has been restored to its original design as has the arbour for the Rose Garden, which is now framed with laburnum trees. A new Herb Garden has been established with a variety of herbs including oregano, parsley and thyme which are used by the Ashridge chefs. The addition of new buildings at Ashridge in recent years has enabled the development of more contemporary gardens to complement the historical features.
The gardens and park provide a peaceful environment for clients and visitors to relax in.
Ashridge Gardens are open to the public from Easter to the end of October.
The Gardens are open between 2 pm - 6 pm at weekends and Bank Holidays.
Guided House and Garden Tours
Ashridge House and Gardens are open for guided tours in April and August each year (excluding Bank Holidays).
The Main Hall, Ante Room, Wyatt Room, Chapel, Stables and other rooms (subject to availability) are on view. The tour lasts aproximately 1½ hours and includes access to explore the beautiful gardens at your leisure.
House tours are available Monday - Thursday and begin at 2 pm and 2:30 pm prompt.
This tour guides you through 190 acres of gardens and parkland, designed by Humphry Repton and last approximately 1 hour. Garden Tours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays only and commence after the House Tour at 4 pm.
Guided House Tour:
Free for HHA members
Guided Garden Tour:
Free for HHA members
Light refreshments are available to purchase:
Advance booking is required
Please call +44 (0)1442 843491 to make a reservation.
Please notify us in advance if anyone in your party requires wheelchair access.