The Tollemache family has owned Helmingham Hall and the surrounding gardens since the late fifteenth century. The Hall and the gardens are similar to how they appeared 500 years ago, and additions and renovations remain true to the Tudor style. The Hall is surrounded by a moat, and two drawbridges are still raised and lowered daily as thy have been since 1510. The gardens are home to red and fallow deer. The first record of deer at Helmingham Hall Gardens is from 1660. Some features of the gardens include the Parterre, the Hybrid Musk Garden, the Herbaceous Boarders, the Shrub Boarders, the Knot Garden, the Orchard, the Rose Garden, and the Apple Tree Walk.
Keywords: United Kingdom, England, Suffolk, Stowmarket, landscapes, outdoor spaces, formal gardens, private gardens, grounds, site and landscaped elements. Submitted by Douglas Graf.
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