Harlaxton Manor Gardens near Grantham reopen for August
One of the area’s most spectacular hidden gems has announced more garden events for visitors.
Harlaxton Manor near Grantham will open for two weekends in August, where guests can explore the beautiful formal gardens and other areas that are normally closed to the public.
At these events, visitors will enjoy a buffet of afternoon tea, sweets, cakes and other refreshments in what promises to be a feast for the eyes and the stomach.
While the mansion front circle, main entrance, mansion gardens, veranda and golden room will be open for two weekends, each day promises to be a unique experience with family-oriented Saturdays. and relaxing Sundays planned.
Andrew Fowler, Events Manager at Harlaxton Manor, said: “When we opened our gardens to the public in May, we were blown away by the support and interest from local residents, members of the wider community and residents. visitors from further afield.
“Harlaxton Manor is a true hidden treasure and we are working hard to find new ways to open up this amazing place to allow people to experience the amazing architecture, beautiful gardens and stunning scenery while continuing to welcome students and to organize spectacular weddings, conferences and events.
“While the manor gardens, the main entrance, the veranda and the Gold room will be open on both weekends, we are organizing a range of activities to make each day unique: Saturdays will be more suited to activities for children. with a range of games and entertainment. for the whole family, while Sunday will be a much more relaxed experience for those looking for a quiet retreat.
“We are finalizing plans for other community events this fall and I look forward to announcing them soon… especially as we approach the 50th anniversary of Harlaxton College.
On Saturday August 14 and Saturday August 21, Harlaxton Manor’s Family Open Days are perfect for visitors looking to burn off some energy in the beautiful gardens. While delicious refreshments are served in the Gold Room and conservatory, families can explore the gardens and enjoy children’s games and activities set in the lawns and gardens.
For a more relaxing and peaceful experience, Sunday August 15 and Sunday August 22 will be ideal for those looking for a quieter stroll on a lazy Sunday.
Visitors can explore the manor gardens while admiring the scenery at a leisurely pace. The Gold Room and Veranda will also offer afternoon tea refreshments, cakes and drinks which can be enjoyed outside or in the stunning 19th century veranda.
Situated close to the borders of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, Harlaxton Manor is a spectacular and unforgettable country house set in 300 acres of parkland and gardens.
Normally closed to the public, the mansion has been the UK campus of the University of Evansville, Indiana since 1971 and welcomes hundreds of American students every semester to learn and study in an inspiring setting. Harlaxton College, as it is known in the United States, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in September, with special celebrations to be announced soon.
For Harlaxton Manor events throughout August, visitors will need a ticket for entry to the Mansion Gardens, Front Circle, Conservatory and Gold Room.
Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, although tickets can also be purchased on arrival each day from the main lobby.
Adult tickets are available for £ 8, while tickets for concessions are £ 6 and tickets for children are £ 4. Family tickets are also available for £ 20. Afternoon tea, refreshments and beverages come at an additional cost.
For the latest information on upcoming events, including garden events in August, follow Harlaxton Manor on Facebook (@Harlaxtonmanorofficial) and Instagram (@harlaxton_manor) or sign up for the mansion’s email newsletter.
Advance tickets for garden events can be purchased online here and tickets can also be purchased on arrival, subject to availability.
Tickets can be purchased in advance on Harlaxton Manor’s Candide Gardening page (www.candidegardening.com/GB/places/aedcb8be-8845-49f3-9067-babf9b1a509b).