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Renishaw Hall & Gardens

Type:Historic House

Renishaw Park
Nr Eckington
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S21 3WB
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Tel01246 432310

The view towards the rear of the Hall.

About

Winner of 2015 Garden of the year award from HHA & Christies:-

Renishaw Hall and Gardens have been home to the Sitwell family for 400 years. Its present owner, Alexandra, welcomes you to visit her home.

Renishaw Hall Gardens are Italian in design and were laid out over 100 years ago by Sir George Sitwell. The garden is divided into 'rooms' with yew hedges, flanked with classical statues. These 'rooms' have been filled with an impressive collection of plants. The garden is set in acres of parkland with lakeside and nature walks alongside English herbaceous borders and ornamental ponds. Throughout the year are spectacular displays of flowers and plants.

The borders of the Middle Lawn were re-planted in 2017, to a design by RHS Chelsea award winner Arne Maynard. After winning a silver-gilt medal at the first RHS Chatsworth flower show, the Visit Peak District garden designed by Lee Bestall was transported to Renishaw, and planted next to the yuccary. Lee is now in the process of redesigning the border in the Ballroom Garden.

In the Stable Block is the Sitwell Museum which houses the incredible collection from the 'Sitwell Trio' - Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell. There is also the exhibition space with the history of the garden over the last 400 years and a collection of uniforms and dresses belonging to the family. You can also enjoy a meal, glass of Renishaw wine or coffee and a cake in The Café at Renishaw, and find some great gifts in the Renishaw Hall shop and plant sales.

Renishaw Hall is still very much a family home which adds to its unique atmosphere. A tour of the Hall will allow you to see some of the spectacular collections of art and furniture that have been acquired by generations of Sitwells. It is quite literally a treasure trove, of inestimable value to students and art lovers alike.

The Hall is available for hire as a film location and is open for group tours. Booking is essential.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Garden Adult admission£7.00 per adult
Garden Child admission£3.00 per child
Garden Concession admission£6.50 per concession
Hall Tour Adult£13.50 per adult
Hall Tour Child£8.00 per child
Hall Tour Concession£12.50 per concession

Garden admission: Adult £7.00, Concession £6.50, Children (Ages 5 to 16) £3.00, Children under 5 free.
Public Hall Tour & Garden admission: Adult £13.50, Concession £12.50, Children (Ages 5 to 16) £8.00, Children under 5 free.
Family tickets available. Discounts for HHA and RHS card holders.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site - There is a small picnic area to the side of the coach parking. Please feel free to picnic in the car park, but note that there are no public bins onsite.

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted - Dogs on leads are allowed in the Gardens only.
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals - Public Hall Tours take place on Fridays during the season. Pre-booking is advisable.
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

2018 Season Opening (27 Mar 2019 - 29 Sept 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30
Bank Holiday10:30 - 16:30

* The Hall is open by guided tour only on Fridays at 1.00pm and 2.30pm, during weekends in August, and also every day during the Christmas opening. Pre booking recommended
Last entry to the Gardens is an hour before closing.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 30 and take A6135 (signposted Renishaw). Follow road for approx 2 miles, passing through village of Renishaw. Pass Sitwell Arms Hotel on right and follow road for just under a mile, turning left onto B6053. Take first left turning onto drive to Hall. From East Follow A617 to M1 motorway roundabout and take 4th exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30 and follow route from North/South. From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select right hand lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). In approx 4 miles reach M1 motorway roundabout and take 1st exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30 and follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Chesterfield station is 8 miles away.

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