Winter Walk at Melbourne Hall.

Melbourne Hall in Derbyshire will be open this Sunday, January 13. It’s a rare chance to see the house and gardens in winter. I usually post reviews of gardens I’ve visited. But this time I’m giving advance notice as it’s such a lovely opportunity to see behind the scenes, out of season.

Photo credit : Andrea Jones.

Lady Ralph Kerr will host the event between 11am and 3pm. There will be a guided tour of the house, accompanied by classical guitar music, after which you’ll be able to explore the gardens. The special opening coincides with a feature in the January edition of Homes and Gardens Magazine.

Tickets cost £10 and include a glass of mulled wine and a slice of apple and pear pie provided by Master Chef professionals finalist Sven-Hanson Britt.

There’s also a tearoom just outside the garden gates which will be open for lunch, teas and cake. I can vouch for the cake. It’s absolutely delicious. And there’s usually a log fire to sit by.

For more information, the website is Tickets are available on the day. Note: There’s no card reader, so payment is cash.

The magazine article was by award winning photographer Andrea Jones. I reviewed Andrea’s book, The Garden Photography Workshop, in a blog post here.

7 thoughts on “Winter Walk at Melbourne Hall.

  1. Karen is a wonderful place. I have entered the link you have put to Melbourne Hall and it is magnificent. I love the gardens in Spring that merge with the forest, the big lake with swans that are also in Winter, the landscape of Winter with the yew trees and the fountain in the center. It is a unique place. I would like to visit you and teach me a little bit of what you know about gardening. Thank you very much for the second link to the photographer Andrea Jones: I have learned to shoot from different angles. I will try it in the garden this Spring with flowers. I hope you have a great time visiting Melbourne Hall and that you have a great time to enjoy it: but do not miss the hot wine and the slice of apple pie. For your Mother, a lot of health, love and memories from me. For your family, health and love. Karen, my friend, love, health and rest. All the best for you. Take care. Very loving greetings from Margarita.

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    • Thank you Mike. I’m going with Papaver. Really lovely place to go and a bonus to see it in winter. There’s a gorgeous billowing yew hedge that looks like a cloud on top of the walled garden. Looking forward to seeing what it looks like in winter. And I must say, the apple tart and mulled wine sound rather nice too. Love karen xx

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