The Gardens at Ashridge
The Ashridge Gardens cover 77 hectares (190 acres) and were originally designed by Humphry Repton in the early 19th century.
You arrive at Ashridge via a wonderful tree-lined avenue, and are greeted by expansive green lawns, a sea of ever-changing colours and spectacular views across mature parkland.
Ashridge’s landscape team have worked hard over the last ten years to restore the Rosary, the Armorial Garden, the Italian Garden and a stunning flower garden. The Italian Garden has been restored to its original design, as has the Rosary, which is now framed with laburnum trees.
Ashridge’s chefs also make excellent use of the new herb garden, fragrant with basil, rosemary, oregano, parsley, thyme and mint.
The addition of new buildings at Ashridge in recent years has enabled the development of more contemporary gardens to complement the historical features.
The Gardens are ideal for personal reflection and relaxation. During programmes you will have the opportunity to ‘talk and walk’ in the grounds. Stepping away from the formal working environment is a powerful way to stimulate new ideas, a practice that participants often maintain after they have left Ashridge.
Gardens opening dates and times
Ashridge opens its gardens for tours for the public during August, see dates for the House and Gardens tours below.
During 2017 Ashridge is helping to host the following charity events for local charities that the public can join in and take a look around the gardens:
Children’s Society Garden Stroll: 14 May
National Garden Scheme: 5 June
Hospice of St Francis Garden Party: 11 June
Hospice of St Francis Mudpack: 15 October