A visit to Doddington offers a unique insight into family life through the ages and the challenges of looking after such an estate in the 21st century.
Easter is the perfect time to enjoy drifts of daffodils, beautiful blossom, majestic magnolia and much more. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of spring at Doddington. For many, the Gardens at Doddington are just as spectacular as the Hall itself. Remaining faithful to the original Elizabethan layout, mellow walls provide the framework for the formal East Front and West Gardens. Beyond the West Gardens begin the lovingly restored Wild Gardens.
Over the generations, most recently by Antony and Victoria Jarvis and Claire and James Birch, the gardens at Doddington have been restored, cared for, nurtured and developed to their fullest potential.
|DATES||GARDENS ONLY||HALL & GARDENS|
|Hall & Gardens||19 Apr – 26 May||Wed, Fri, Sun & BH Mon||Wed, Fri, Sun & BH Mon|
|Iris Week||21 May – 4 June||Open daily||Wed, Fri, Sun & BH Mon|
|Hall & Gardens||7 June – 31 July||Wed, Fri, Sun & BH Mon||Wed, Fri, Sun & BH Mon|
|Summer of Imagination||1-31 August||Open daily||Wed, Fri, Sun & BH Mon|
|Hall & Gardens||1-29 Sept||Wed, Fri, Sun & BH Mon||Wed, Fri, Sun & BH Mon|
|Autumn Colour||1-31 Oct||Sun only||Closed|
The Hall & Gardens are open from 2 April to 29 September. Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays, Gardens 10am-4pm (Hall by timed ticket 11am-4pm). Tickets available online or on arrival, please pre-book a time slot to guarantee entry to the Hall.
Please see table above for additional garden opening dates. The Gardens open 10am-4pm with last entry at 3pm. Gardens only tickets are available on arrival at the Gatehouse.
Please note that dogs are not permitted in the Hall & Gardens. Dogs are very welcome on the wider estate: Dogs at Doddington
Please note that due to the historic nature of the Hall, there is no lift and access to the upper floors is via stairs only. To ensure all visitors experience the Hall, we have a virtual tour of the upper-floors available on the ground floor. Most of the gardens can be explored by wheelchair. Please be aware, this is mostly on grass and gravel paths which can be harder to navigate for a standard wheelchair.
Tickets are available in advance online or on arrival at the Gatehouse. Entry to the Hall is by timed ticket only between 11am-4pm (last timed entry 3.10pm). Please pre-book a time slot to guarantee entry. Tickets include free flow access to the gardens between 10am-4pm (last entry 3pm). Gardens only tickets are available on arrival at the Gatehouse.
Doddington Season Ticket holders receive free access to the Hall and/or Gardens dependent on ticket type during stated opening times. The following members receive free entry during stated opening times with the exception of Christmas: Historic Houses, Art Fund 50% off, CPRE 2for1, RHS Members (Gardens only), Gardeners’ World 2for1 (Gardens only).
Make a day of it with breakfast or lunch in our Café or Coffee Shop and enjoy a spot of retail therapy.
Find out about our Doddington season tickets, fantastic value and valid for use during normal opening times, plus Christmas opening for a whole year from date of purchase.