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Thenford House

70 acre estate, Thenford

Located in the village of Thenford in Northamptonshire, is the 70 acre estate belonging to Baron Heseltine of Thenford (Michael Heseltine).

Set in the shape of a horseshoe, surrounding an elegant 1760's Georgian house, the park and gardens contain an impressive and nationally important collection of rare plants and trees totalling around 3,500 different species.

There are three large lakes and many smaller ponds, including three medieval fish ponds containing some very large fish. Specimen trees from around the world are planted in and around areas of old woodland overlooking the lakes. There is a restored Victorian walled garden with a geometric pattern of flat water, immaculate lawns and a central fountain. A formal rill garden cascades down to a stone bridge, alongside a sculpture garden with various 'rooms' surrounded by hedges.

The house is not open to public. Credit to David P Howard.

Contact & Opening Times

OX17 2BP|
[email protected]|

Thenford Road, Banbury OX17 2BP.

The gardens are open  on select days throughout the year. 

To apply for tickets please visit our website.

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