Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens
Welcome to Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens

Discover one of Northamptonshire's hidden gems...

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New educational experience opening in 2018, exploring the lives of those Below Stairs.
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Dahlia Festival

In celebration of the impressive collection of dahlias at Kelmarsh Hall, a programme of specially-themed activities will take place on Sunday 3rd and Sunday 17th September.

The historical Walled Kitchen Garden is home to a wonderful, varied display of dahlias and in recent years new American-bred varieties have been added to the collection, as a nod to former resident Nancy Lancaster's American roots. Varieties that can be found at Kelmarsh Hall include Crazy Legs, Sassafras, Lucky Ducky and Junkyard Dog.

The festival will include a variety of events including Dahlia talks, garden tours, tastings and flower arranging demonstrations.

Event Schedule:

11.30   Dahlia Garden Tour
11.30  'Drawing the Flowers at Kelmarsh' with author Annie Mac Cormick
11.30   Jam and Chutney Tasting
12.00   Dahlias at Kelmarsh: A Talk by Michele Hickman
1.30    Dahlia Garden Tour
1.30    Tour of the Kelmarsh Gardens
1.30   'Drawing the Flowers at Kelmarsh' with author Annie Mac Cormick
2.00    Flower Arranging Demonstration
2.30    Dahlia Drop-in Clinic
3.00    Flower Arranging Demonstration
3.00    Tour of the Kelmarsh Gardens
3.00    Dahlia Garden Tour 

The opening times are 11am to 5pm for the garden and events, and the house will be open for visitors from 2.00 until 4.00.

Admission is Adults £8.60, Children £4.50, Under 5's go free. This is a single day entry fee to the gardens, all the events during the day and the Hall.

Due to this being a special event other membership cards cannot be used (Kelmarsh Garden Season Tickets, RHS or HHA membership cards), and those planning on visiting the Tea Room only will be required to pay the full admission fee.

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The hall, laundry, gardens, tea room and gift shop are open to the public between April to October.

Nestled in the Northamptonshire countryside, Kelmarsh Hall is the perfect venue for a romantic wedding or special corporate event.