Ragley Hall is the family home of the 9th Marquess & Marchioness of Hertford. The Hall is available for private events - weddings, meetings, private lunches and gala dinners. The Park consists of an Adventure Wood, 2 woodland walks and lots of field space for outdoor events, such as festivals and concerts. The Ragley Lake is stunning for water sports and teambuilding. Visitors can hire rowing boats, pedal boats and kayaks. There is something of interest in Ragley Gardens in all season. The Winter Garden and collection of snowdrops bring a cheer to the cold depths of winter. Spring meadows and bulbs make way for summer meadows and stunning displays of annual bedding. The new Rose Garden is bursting with colour from early summer and keeps on packing a punch right up into September when the Prairie Garden starts to come into its own creating dynamic displays in the low level light of Autumn. Please check our site for opening times before travelling.
Through the ages, there has been some truly talented gardeners, Capability Brown, Harold Peto and William Kent just to name but a few, but here at Ragley, the gardens were designed by the innovative English horticulturalist Robert Marnock. Ragley Hall has been the ancestral seat of the Hertford family for over three centuries and still is very much a family home. But one thing that is very apparent and was one of the reasons for choosing Ragley Hall and Gardens to be one of my Top 100 Attractions, was the fact that they still love sharing this special place with the public and long may it be. The reason I say that is because Ragley Hall is a very special place that has a great feel to it, from the house tours, to its near perfect gardens, this great vibe truly can be seen on the faces of all those people I saw on the day I visited.
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