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Townhill Park House and Gardens
Townhill Park House and Gardens are both Grade II Listed buildings. The building dates from around 1790 and was extended and re-designed in 1911 for Louis Montagu, second Baron Swaythling. The beautiful gardens were planned by Gertrude Jekyll, one of England 's most influential garden designers, and display many of her classic architectural features.
Since the sale of the estate in 1948, Townhill Park has had several owners and became the home of The Gregg School in 1994. In recent years the gardens, which had fallen into a state of dereliction, have been restored by The Friends of Townhill Park House Gardens, a group of dedicated volunteers.
The gardens are open to the public on four occasions during the year.
You can find out many of Gertrude Jekyll's other gardens by visiting the official Gertrude Jekyll website. (Link will open in new window)
Arboretum Task Force
Open days 2015-2016
Sunday 20 March 2016 2pm - 4pm
Over 200 people came to see the daffodils and enjoy tea and cake whilst listening to the music of Meridan Winds.
Monday 2 May 2016 (Bank Holiday) 2pm – 5pm
May sees the trees in blossom and bluebells in our arboretum The School’s Soul band will also be playing and there will be a classic car display in front of the House.
Sunday 3 July 2016 2pm – 5pm
Enjoy the music of Meridian Winds and a demonstration of Regency Dancing.
Sunday 11 September 2016 2pm – 5pm (Heritage Day)
The house will be open for guided tours as this is Heritage Day. There will also be another classic car display in front of the House.
Admission is free, and there is plenty of free parking. (Donations towards the restoration and upkeep of the Gardens are always welcomed.)
Refreshments are available.
There is partial access for Disabled People.