Kelmarsh Hall

Visitors to one of the most elegant country houses in the county can admire the beautiful gardens and help raise funds for UK charities.

Each year Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens opens for the National Garden Scheme – this year on Sunday 24th April – and all profits from garden visits will be donated to the charities chosen by the National Garden Scheme for the year.

The main beneficiaries are Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

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Kelmarsh Hall Gardens

A Kelmarsh Hall spokesperson said: “Kelmarsh is extremely proud to support such an important cause as the National Garden Scheme.”

The gardens were created in the English “country house” style by Nancy Lancaster, an American socialite who moved to Kelmarsh Hall in the 1920s.

He is credited with being the originator of ‘shabby chic’ and worked alongside landscape designer Norah Lindsay and landscape architect Geoffrey Jellicoe to create the garden.

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Guernsey.

Kelmarsh Hall Gardens

Visitors can purchase tickets as normal, with proceeds going to the National Garden Scheme.

The gardens of Kelmarsh Hall have been described as an “almost forgotten gem nestled in the rolling countryside of Northamptonshire”. The gardens have been designated by English Heritage (Historic England) as a Grade II and Nationally Significant Garden. Known for their laid-back charm and “random lushness”.

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