DiCamillo Companion
England

Hanham Court (Hanham Hall)

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Julian and Isabel Bannerman, award-winning garden designers to the Prince of Wales, purchased Hanham in the early 1990s and created a series of wonderful gardens here. Noted for their strong scents, they include the Formal Garden, with borders of old roses; the Park, with an orchard and a wildflower meadow that overlooks the River Avon; and the Woodland Garden, which features tree ferns. In addition there are lilies, tree peonies, fountains (including the famous Dancing Crown Fountain), temples, a stream, and the Loggia. The garden opened to the public for the first time in 2009; in 2010 it was named the "No. 1 Dreamy Garden in England" by the BBC's "Gardening Illustrated" magazine.

    Chapel & Church: The 13th century church and tithe barn are extant.

  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 76, 1855.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Richard and Julia Boissevain; since 2015.

    Past Seat / Home of: Philip William Poole Carlyon-Britton, 1890-1900. Pierre and Henrietta de Carteret, 1900-19. Frank H. Stevens, 1920-64. Victor Osmond, 1980-93. Julian and Isabel Bannerman, 1993-2012. Thomas Dane, 2012-15.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The garden can be booked for private functions and tours.

  • House Open to Public: Limited Access to Grounds Only

    Email: info@hanhamcourtgardens.com

    Website: http://www.hanhamcourtgardens.com

    Awards: In 2010 the garden was named the "No. 1 Dreamy Garden in England" by the BBC's "Gardening Illustrated" magazine.

    Historic Houses Member: No