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You'll find Thornton Hall Gardens in County Durham, close to the North Yorkshire Dales


Thornton Hall is a working farm and opens the gardens on ONLY the following 8 days for 2024

  • Monday 27 May 10.00am - 4pm Including Plant Fair
  • Wednesday 5 June 10.00am - 4pm for NGS
  • Wednesday 12 June 10.00am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 19 June 10.00am - 4pm
  • Sunday 23 June 10.00am – 4pm
  • Wednesday  26 June 10.00am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 3 July  10.00am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10 July 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 17 July 10.00am - 4pm
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There is ample parking.  There are no picnic facilities.

Whilst we welcome and do have access for wheelchairs please be aware that the majority of the garden is on grass with some steep banks. The area outside the Bowes Tea Room is covered with gravel, and we do not have dedicated disabled facilities.

Our annual Plant Fair features specialist local nurseries selling many rare and unusual plants.


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.

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

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