The grounds of Haughley Park.
Haughley Park and the Barn are approached through gently undulating parkland that is enclosed by mature woodland.
Six acres of landscaped gardens surround the buildings, including a main lawn on the north side of the house, Woodland garden (or Dell), Walled kitchen garden planned along Edwardian lines, and Carriage turn and round lawn in front of the house. There is a large fish pond equidistant between the House and Barn, and in recent years a new garden area was created close to the Barn to be used predominantly as a drinks lawn.
More photos of weddings at Haughley Park Barn, as well as photos of the gardens, buildings, parkland and woods can be found in our Gallery.
Throughout the year we have a number of regular public events at Haughley Park. More information on these occasions can be found here.Read more...
In 2006, large contemporary glass sculptures were added to the gardens around the Barn. They are by Danny Lane, a friend of the Williams’ Family and add an exciting and modern edge to the otherwise traditional setting. Danny's work can be seen in many public places around the world. The sculptures and some of the gardens close to the Barn are floodlit at night. For more photos of the gardens and sculptures, see our photo gallery
For more information on Danny Lane and his work, see his website.
The Gardens are private, outside opening times.
We have 100 acres of mixed woodland, with areas segregated into a number of plantations, areas of coppice, and a small arboretum. Most notable within the woods are the 10 acres of naturally occurring bluebells, which give a ‘blue-carpet’ effect in late April-early May. The arboretum comprises of specimen trees, rhododendron rides, and secluded glades.
The parkland, also approximately 100 acres, is made up of three areas, two of which contain a variety of mature specimen oaks, whose iconic silhouettes enhance the vista.
The Park and Woods are currently used by; Scouts and Guides, local running and orienteering groups and sheepdog training. The woods are opened on two 'Bluebell Sundays' in aid of Wetherden Church.
We are looking for people who would like the opportunity to engage in practical conservation days run by the estate management team. If you are interested, please get in touch with James Donlin on firstname.lastname@example.org