A trip to Newby Hall and gardens on Wednesday July 6th 2016 leaving Newark, from London Road (outside Iceland) at 9-00am to arrive by 11-00am, tours of the house lasting 1 hour are booked for 12-30 & 1-30pm leaving time for refreshment and to explore the gardens, the coach will depart at 4-00pm.
Refreshments are available in the restaurant.
The home of Richard and Lucinda Compton, Newby Hall is one of England’s renowned Georgian houses. In the 1760s William Weddell, an ancestor of the Compton’s, acquired a magnificent collection of ancient Roman sculpture and Gobelins tapestries. He commissioned Robert Adam and later John Carr to alter the original Wren-designed house, and Thomas Chippendale to make furniture. The result is a perfect example of the Georgian ‘Age of Elegance’ with the atmosphere and ambience of a family home. 25 acres of stunning award-winning gardens contain rare and beautiful shrubs and plants. Newby’s famous double herbaceous borders make the perfect walkway to the River Ure. Formal gardens such as the Autumn and Rose Garden, the tranquillity of Sylvia’s Garden and a Tropical Garden make Newby an inspiring and exciting place to explore. Walking through the curved pergolas leads to the Victorian Rock Garden, which is an enchanting, magical space for all ages.
To reserve a place please contact Michael Cox, 20 Old Hall Gardens, Coddington. NG24 2QJ, 01636 672387
The coach fee is £10 per person, admission to the house and gardens is free for Historic Houses Association Friends, £14 for non-members, (group rate) payable on boarding the coach