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  • Broads Tourism

Guided Tour, Wed 12 Sep 2018


Hoveton Hall Gardens

Hoveton Hall Gardens


Invitation to View offers visits to privately owned houses and other places of interest, many of which rarely open to the public. The scheme is unique in that individuals can buy tickets to visit a place of their choice on the dates in our calendar without being part of a group. Many properties do not open for anyone else and, normally, the owner takes charge of the tour. Those properties that do open to the general public make sure that Invitation to View visitors get something extra. Our visitors really do get to see behind closed doors.
Hoveton Hall is well-known for its gardens, including the walled “Spider Garden”, so named after the wrought-iron spider’s web design gate made in 1936 by Eric Stevenson of Wroxham and the old kitchen garden, a one-acre former Victorian walled kitchen garden which now also includes lawns and herbaceous borders, while still providing fruit, vegetables and herbs for the house. There is also a clematis walk, an orchard, a woodland walk, the magnolia garden, as well as two lakes, the arboretum, the grade II-listed glasshouse and the 18th century, grade II-listed ice well.
Tour of main reception rooms with the owner. Visitors are then welcome to spend time in the gardens, where they can see the glasshouse, lake, walled gardens and woods. Afternoon tea with home-made cakes and biscuits.
May and June tours include display of azaleas and rhododendrons.

The February tour will be a snowdrop walk starting at 11am and including a light lunch followed by the house tour, the cost of this will be £20

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Partial disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 12 Sep 2018 14:00 to 17:00
Pre-book via the Invitation to View website


14th February snowdrop walk with a light lunch and house tour £20
Other afternoon tours including afternoon tea £16

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  • Bed & Breakfast accomodationBed & Breakfast accomodation

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 30 Mar - Sun 30 Sep Garden Opening
Wed 12 Sep Invitation to View


Hoveton Hall Estate,
Nr Wroxham,
NR12 8RJ


See location of Hoveton Hall Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 315200  Lat: 52.72815 Long: 1.42822

By Road:
From the A1151: Follow tourist signs in and North of Hoveton / Wroxham.

By Public Transport:
From Hoveton & Wroxham station it is 1 mile to Hoveton Hall Gardens. Taxis are usually available. Bus service from Hoveton/Wroxham. For public transport timetables and information call 0871 200 2233 or visit

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Partial disabled access