Tylney Hall Hotel opens its glorious gardens and invites National Garden Scheme Day visitors to climb its tallest tree

By Natalie Blachford

Luxury Hampshire hotel Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens is opening its 66 acres of gardens and parklands to the public and offering a chance to climb its ancient cedar tree, for its first National Garden Scheme (NGS) Day of 2018.

On Sunday 29 April from 10am-4pm, visitors can explore the hotel’s glorious gardens including the formal Italian gardens, romantic rose garden, beautiful Boathouse Lake and the serene Water Gardens – originally designed by gardening royalty, Gertrude Jekyll.

For just a £5 entry fee, which goes directly to the NGS charity, guests can spend the day exploring the estate and meet estate manager Paul Tattersdill and find out more about his team’s 30-year restoration of the gardens.

For the first time ever, Tylney Hall is also inviting visitors to climb its ancient cedar tree, the tallest on the estate, which overlooks the Victorian mansion house hotel. The Great Big Tree Climbing Company will be on hand to help anyone aged 6 and over have a go at climbing the giant tree – tree climbing is an additional £20 per person and must be booked in advance.

Guests can also enjoy light refreshments in the Chestnut Suite from midday, and local ice creams will be available to purchase from Purbeck Ice Cream.

Entry to the NGS Open Day at Tylney Hall Hotel is £5 for adults (payable on arrival) and free for children.

Tree climbing is £20 per person and must be pre-booked at www.bigtreeclimbing.co.uk/tree-climbing-events.

For more information visit www.tylneyhall.co.uk.