Opening Times & Ticket Prices
2016 Season: 17 April - 6 October.
Open Sundays to Thursdays
(Closed on Fridays and Saturdays during the Season, except for Special Events)
The Gardens
10am - 5pm
The House
Open 12 noon - 4pm
The House will close promptly at 4pm
House & Gardens:
Adult £12.80
Child (aged 5-16) £5.00
Family £31.00 (2 Adults + 3 Children)
Gardens Only:
Adult £9.50
Child (aged 5-16) £4.00
Family £23.00 (2 Adults + 3 Children)
Free admission to the Gift Shop and Bellingham Buttery.


There are ten wonderful acres of gardens at Levens Hall waiting to be explored and enjoyed. They include the unique collection of ancient and extraordinary topiary characters sculpted from box and yew. They rise up from a spectacular seasonal underplanting populated with an ever-changing range of over thirty thousand flowers. Further on, beyond the romantic old orchard and separated by the great beech hedges, lie the magnificent herbaceous borders. These are traditionally double in format and are amongst the finest to be found in England. There are also wall borders, vegetable and herb gardens, a rose garden, fountain garden, fine lawns, wildflower meadows, a willow labyrinth and much, much more.

The atmosphere changes at every turn as you are led on along vistas and though hedged archways to find yourself in new areas... Quiet spaces, intimate hidden corners to sit and contemplate or magnificent set piece displays. There’s fun too to be had in working your way into the wild willow maze, and yet more finding your way out again!

Laid out in the 1690s, the garden amazingly still retains many of its original features. Its very special atmosphere is partly felt through a great sense of continuity. Those three centuries of garden making here have made it a magical place. Each new generation brings a reworking within the historic framework to create fresh and beautiful contemporary plantings. A sense of excitement and joy is felt throughout in this continuing evolution of colour and design.

We hope you get as much pleasure out of visiting the Garden at Levens Hall as the many generations of gardeners have in creating this inspirational and awe inspiring natural wonderland...

Did you know?
The Topiary is mostly abstract or geometric shapes but look out for the Chess pieces - King and Queen, the Judges Wig, the Howard Lion, the Great Umbrellas, Queen Elizabeth and her Maids of Honour, a Jug of Morocco Ale and four Peacocks.