Hinton Ampner - National Trust

The south front at Hinton Ampner, Hampshire.
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Hinton Ampner is one of the great gardens of the 20th century and is a masterpiece of design by Ralph Dutton, 8th and last Lord Sherborne. The 5ha (12 acre) garden unites a formal layout with varied and informal plantings in pastel shades. It also has magnificent vistas over parkland and rolling Hampshire countryside.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

See www.nationaltrust.org.uk for details


  • National Trust

The house contains a fine collection of Regency furniture, Italian paintings and hardstone items.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Agriculture, Architecture, Social History

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Hinton Ampner House and Garden

  • 12 September 2015

This elegant country house and tranquil garden sit so harmoniously within the landscape that one would be lost without the other. The house was lovingly rebuilt by its last owner, Ralph Dutton, after a catastrophic fire in 1960, and its beautifully proportioned rooms house his exquisite collection of ceramics and art. Each window looks out onto the delightful views beyond
manicured lawns lead the eye down avenues of topiary, past borders full of fragrant roses, to breathtaking views across the South Downs. Historic parkland dotted with ancient oaks, creates a pastoral idyll in which to roam or enjoy a picnic. Tea-room serving seasonal dishes, homemade cakes and cream teas and our shop selling many locally sourced products, including estate-grown plants.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Hinton Ampner - National Trust
Hinton Ampner
nr Alresford
SO24 0LA






01962 771305

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