Ickworth House

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United Kingdom - Suffolk - Bury St Edmonds

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Ickworth House

The grounds of Ickworth, designed to reflect the Italianate, late 18th-century house commissioned by the eccentric 4th Earl of Bristol, Frederick Augustus Hervey, are heavily wooded with yews, evergreen oak and box, and paths giving views of the central rotunda from various points. The garden contains some uncommon trees including a Koelreuteria paniculata from north China. The Victorian Stumpery, hidden among the trees, boasts a collection of hexagonal stones from the Giant's Causeway. An herbaceous border planted with boldly coloured flowers fronts the north lawn. The orangery in the west wing protects lemon trees and agapanthus in the winter. The park surrounding the house contains some of the best examples of ancient specimen trees including oak, beech and hornbeam. National Collection of Buxus (Box).

Main Address:
Ickworth House
The Rotunda
Bury St Edmonds
Suffolk IP9 5QE United Kingdom

Telephone: 07786661602
URL: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth/
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mike Calnan
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Alison Crook - Plant Collections Curator

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 52.22024136
    Longitude: 0.656776428
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

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