ABOUT BENINGTON LORDSHIP GARDENS
Situated just four miles east of Stevenage, in the picturesque village of Benington, this charming seven acre garden surrounds a fine Georgian manor house and the remains of a Norman motte and bailey castle. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the peaceful location, a haven for wildlife, that offers unspoilt views over the surrounding Hertfordshire countryside.
There is always something to see, from the famous display of snowdrops which blanket the garden in early spring, the scillas and daffodils that follow at Easter and the spectacular herbaceous borders that are a riot of colour all summer.
Other highlights include a magnificent neo-Norman folly built in the 1830s by James Pulham, walled kitchen garden, formal rose garden, contemporary sculptures and wildlife pond. During the year there are garden openings which coincide with the gardens being at their best, details of which can be found on this website.