Winner of 2015 Garden of the year award from HHA & Christies:-
Renishaw Hall and Gardens have been home to the Sitwell family for 400 years. Its present owner, Alexandra, welcomes you to visit her home.
Renishaw Hall Gardens are Italian in design and were laid out over 100 years ago by Sir George Sitwell. The garden is divided into 'rooms' with yew hedges, flanked with classical statues. These 'rooms' have been filled with an impressive collection of plants. The garden is set in acres of parkland with lakeside and nature walks alongside English herbaceous borders and ornamental ponds. Throughout the year are spectacular displays of flowers and plants. Kids will love the Children's Fairytale Garden.
The Vineyard at Renishaw was established in 1972 so in 2012 celebrates its 40th year! It's one of the most northerly vineyards in England. The vineyard is nurtured throughout the year and the grapes are used to make the still and sparkling wine which is sold in the shop. You can book vineyard tour and tastings, call 01246 432310 for more information.
In the Stable Block is the Sitwell Museum which houses the incredible collection from the 'Sitwell Trio' - Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell. There is also the exhibition space with the history of the garden over the last 400 years and - new for 2012 and the Jubilee Year - is the 'Royalty and Renishaw' exhibition, charting the history of the Sitwells and the Royal Family over generations. Opens May 2012. You can also enjoy a meal, glass of Renishaw wine or coffee and a cake in the Gallery Café and courtyard, and find some great gifts in the Renishaw Hall shop and plant sales.
Renishaw Hall is still very much a family home which adds to its unique atmosphere. A tour of the Hall will allow you to see some of the spectacular collections of art and furniture that have been acquired by generations of Sitwells. It is quite literally a treasure trove, of inestimable value to students and art lovers alike.
The Hall is available for hire as a film location, for weddings, conferences and is open for guided tours. Booking is essential.
Wednesday to Sunday and Bank holiday Mondays 10.30am till 4.30pm during the season
The Hall can be viewed by guided tour only. The Hall is open to the public every Friday during the season at 1pm and 2.30pm. During August the Hall is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and 2.30pm.
The price of the Guided Hall Tour includes museum and gardens entry.
Concessions (over 60) £11.75
Concessions (over 60) £5.50
Children £3 (under 5’s free)
Free entry for RHS and HHA members with valid card shown on entry
Derbyshire Gold card 2 for 1 entry
Cars £5, pedestrians £3
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Leave M1 motorway at junction 30 and take A6135 (signposted Renishaw). Follow road for approx 2 miles, passing through village of Renishaw. Pass Sitwell Arms Hotel on right and follow road for just under a mile, turning left onto B6053. Take first left turning onto drive to Hall.
Follow A617 to M1 motorway roundabout and take 4th exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30 and follow route from North/South.
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select right hand lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). In approx 4 miles reach M1 motorway roundabout and take 1st exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30 and follow route from North/South.
: 8 miles from Chesterfield station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Public toilets
- Welcome Host
- Wheelchairs available
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs accepted
- Smoking not allowed