LEVENS HALL ROSE GARDEN
Nothing can compare with the sights and scents of a traditional english rose garden in full bloom throughout the summer. There is an abundance of flowers, delicate confections in pinks and whites or deeper velvety reds, each with its own rich and individual exotic perfume.
This area is planted throughout with 'English’ roses. The result of hybridising the wonderful older roses with modern repeat flowering varieties to get the best features of both. They include: 'Belle story', 'Perdita', 'Chaucer', 'Gertrude Jekyll', 'Mary Rose', 'The Countryman' and 'Wife of Bath', all in shades of pink. 'LD. Braithwaite' and 'Wenlock' in crimsons, and 'Winchester Cathedral' in white. Drink deeply of their heady perfume. Breathe in the scents of summer...
The old rose garden at Levens Hall is charmingly set in an intricate pattern of low hedges and enticing winding pathways. The tree at its centre is the Maidenhair tree Ginkgo biloba, a unique survivor. Once known only through fossil records, the species was re-discovered in China in 1758. The Levens specimen in the centre of the rose garden is about 60 years old. Unusually for a conifer, the Ginkgo is deciduous and has flat fan shaped leaves which turn a lovely yellow colour before falling in the Autumn
Opening Times & Ticket Prices
31 March - 10 October
Open Sundays to Thursdays
(Closed on Fridays and Saturdays during the Season, ALSO CLOSED SUNDAY 9th JUNE)
10.00am - 5.00pm
Open 12 noon - 4.30pm
(Last admission 4.00 pm)
House & Gardens - £12.50
Gardens Only - £8.50
No charge for Children under 16 - accompanied by an adult (four children per adult maximum)
Details of all our roses are available on our web site. Over 1000 varieties to choose from. (click below)