The gardens are gorgeous and you can tell they are well looked after. We’ve loved the time spent here –it’s so peaceful.
We are Open!
For the time being, we will be open Thursday and Sunday Afternoons from 2pm till 5pm. All visitors must book in advance via our new online booking system. Tours of the house are timed and of limited size, which must also be booked in advance. The Tearooms, Toilets, Playground, Gardens and Woodland Walk will all be open as well. Unfortunately we are unable to offer the Birds of Prey Display at this time. Please see our Covid-19 Statement below to see the measures we have put in place to ensure your safety and well being during your visit.
As well as landscaped parkland and woodland walks, Leighton is the home of a very pretty 19th century walled garden. This garden is the realm and the passion of Mrs Suzie Gillow Reynolds. Not a lover of structured formality, Mrs Gillow Reynolds has encouraged a garden which has flowers in abundance, rose covered walls, a fragrant herb patch and overflowing herbaceous border. It has an almost cottage garden style.
The only exception to the free form is the formal, ornamental vegetable plot. Here, cabbages are castles and parsnips are pagodas!
Surrounding this walled retreat and winding through the grounds are footpaths. A stroll through the woodland walks which were planted by an 18th century Leighton owner can be calming and peaceful. Sharp eyed walkers could be lucky enough to see some of the many forms of wildlife which live on the estate.
Leighton Hall's grounds and gardens are constantly changing. Each new season and each new year brings new plants, new displays and also new families of animals to Leighton.
Most of Leighton Hall's gardens are accessible to wheelchairs.
Leighton's grounds are well worth exploring. The Leighton Hall estate stretches over some 1,550 acres, with many public footpaths for you to enjoy.
Visitors with their own gardens will be delighted, plants for sale in the shop are the type found in the Leighton Hall garden.