Discover Luton Hoo’s gardens

Luton Hoo gardens and parklands will open on July 24 for National Garden Scheme Open Day
Luton Hoo gardens and parklands will open on July 24 for National Garden Scheme Open Day

Visitors will have a rare opportunity to explore more than 1,000 acres of parkland designed by world-renowned landscape gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown who was born 300 years ago.

Luton Hoo is opening its stunning estate on Sunday, July 24, for National Garden Scheme Open Day.

Its experienced team led by head gardener Keith Hersey will be on hand to talk about the history of the garden and point out some of its hidden gems – like the secret rock garden.

The Grade 1 listed mansion house has been painstakingly restored and stands in magnificent grounds which also reflect its celebrated past.

The estate comprises formal gardens, woodland trails, a 50-acre lake and – a more recent addition – an 18 hole par 73 golf course.

Elite Hotels opened the hotel in 2007 after spending more than £60 million on its refurbishment.

Tickets for the open day are £5 each, with all proceeds going to the National Garden Scheme. This offers invaluable support to a variety of charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Crossroads, Help the Hospice and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.