skip to main content

Visit Thornton Hall Gardens

Enjoy the flamboyant colour, imaginative plant combinations and breathe in the wonderful fragrance that fills this magical garden

Thornton Hall is just 2 miles west of Darlington, County Durham

Scroll Down

An Oasis of Tranquility

Thornton Hall was built around 1550 by Ralph Tailbois and is one of the oldest buildings in the Borough of Darlington, one of only 7 to be awarded the Grade 1 listing.  When you visit the gardens you'll find fabulous flowers, secretive areas with quirky and unusual benches, seats, statuary and sculptures.

Thornton Hall
The Thornton Hall History


Thornton Hall was built around 1550 by Ralph Tailbois. Today, the Hall is one of the oldest buildings in Borough of Darlington.

The Thornton Hall History

About Us

When Mike and Sue Manners moved to Thornton Hall in 1989 the three walled gardens were just walled paddocks grazed by cattle and sheep.

About Us
The Thornton Hall History

Visit Us

You'll find Thornton Hall Gardens just 2 miles west of Darlington on the B6279.

Visit Us

What visitors say about Thornton Hall Gardens

Author 1

From the minute you walk through the small door into this amazing garden you are hit by the wow factor.

Author 2

My favourite garden in the north east of England, there is something for everybody.

Author 3

I have never seen such a variety of unusual perennials - I didn't know there were so many different hostas and heucheras!

Author 4

Fabulous collection of peonies one that you shouldn't miss.

Author 5

If you are looking for a day out in County Durham a visit to Thornton Hall Gardens is a must for all garden lovers.

Author 6

Thornton Hall Gardens must have one of the largest collections of David Austin roses in a private garden in the country - the perfume in late June early July is magnificent and something all garden lovers should experience.

Author 7

One of Britain's finest new gardens, with a very old past - fascinating.

Author 8

A beautiful old Hall accompanied by gardens full of flamboyant colour, go and see for yourself.

Author 9

A great venue for a photo shoot.

Author 10

One of Darlington's best tourist attractions - not to be missed.

Visit Thornton Hall Gardens

Thornton Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 2NB

Visit Us