Hinton Ampner - National Trust

Hinton Ampner - National Trust
Hinton Ampner
Bramdean
nr Alresford
Hampshire
SO24 0LA
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hinton-ampner

E-mail

hintonampner@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01962 771305

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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

Normally open March to October plus some days in December.
See www.nationaltrust.org.uk for details.

Closed: See www.nationaltrust.org.uk for details

Admission charges

See www.nationaltrust.org.uk for details

Discounts

  • 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

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Bee on a flower

Meet the Bee Keeper

  • 25 July 2014 2:15-3:30pm *on now
  • 29 August 2014 2:15-3:30pm
  • 26 September 2014 2:15-3:30pm

Each month our bee keeper will give advice and information on how to keep your own bees, what plants they like and how to help them through winter.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/families/events-for-families/

Hinton Ampner

Evening Garden Walk at Hinton Ampner

  • 6 August 2014 7-9pm

Join the Head Gardener for an exclusive tour of the garden in the early evening light. A drink and Canapes complete the evening.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£20.00. Booking essential.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/families/events-for-families/

photograph of tree

Tree Climbing

  • 17 August 2014 11am-4pm

Join our professional tree climbers and have a mini climbing adventure, scale the heights of one of our magnificent oaks and get a bird's eye view of Hinton Ampner

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 14-15

Admission

£3.00 per person.

Hawk

Family Funday

  • 17 August 2014 10am-6pm

Spend the day discovering the house and gardens at Hinton Ampner. There will be falconry displays, activities, a family trail, live music on the lawn and face painting for you to enjoy on the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Girl peering through the trees

Wild Art

  • 31 August 2014 11am-3pm

Create your own master piece of art using all the natural materials around you.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of forest

Great British Walks - September

  • 8 — 30 September 2014

Take a stroll and take in nature's autumnal colour palette. From the vivid yellow foliage of the black walnut tree to the deep red hues of the Norway maple.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Red squirrel

Make a Home for a Wild Animal

  • 14 September 2014 11am-3pm

Autumn is coming and all kinds of wildlife are looking for homes to shelter in over the long winter months. Learn how to make an animal shelter and encourage wildlife into your own back garden.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of forest

Great British Walks - October

  • 1 — 24 October 2014

Take a stroll and take in nature's autumnal colour palette. From the vivid yellow foliage of the black walnut tree to the deep red hues of the Norway maple.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Autumn leaves

Harvest Hedgerow Walk

  • 5 October 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

Take a walk through an incredible landscape of Autumn colour on this picture perfect walk. Discover a palatte of Autumn colours from the jewel like blackberries to the burnt orange of Autumn leaves. Don't forget to bring a basket or bag with youto collect any treasures we find lurking in the hedgerows. The walk is a good 2 hours long, but you will be rewarded with a warming bowl of home-made soup from our tea-room on your return.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of plant being repotted

Potting Workshop

  • 8 October 2014 10:30am-1pm

Spend a relaxing morning in the potting shed; learn everything from sewing and propagating to taking cuttings and growing your young plants on in a green house.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£15.00. Booking essential.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hinton-ampner/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of wheelbarrow

Autumn Colour Walk

  • 11 October 2014 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 22 October 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

This walk takes in views across the South Downs countryside and the stunning woodlands around Hinton Ampner. Bring sturdy boots for walking as this cross country walk passes through footpaths, fields and woodland rides. The walk is a good 2 hours long, but you will be rewarded with a warming bowl of home-made soup from our tea-room on your return.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Hinton Ampner

Turfing Workshop

  • 15 October 2014 10:30am-1pm

Ever wondered how our gardeners get the lawns so pristine at Hinton Ampner, this is your chance to learn their secret. This workshop covers all you need to know from aerating and scarifying to how to maintain your lawn and deal with problem areas. Lunch included. Book 3 different gardening courses get a fourth free.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£15.00. Booking essential.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hinton-ampner/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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