It’s always exciting discovering National Trust sites we’ve not previously visited although we love all the ones we’ve explored so far. Located in Hamphire, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with distinctive gardens and woodland sprawled across 1600 acres.
The Hinton Ampner House is current closed due to structural damage from the recent storms. The gardens and estate are open though so you can still explore the grounds which are steeped in 700 years of history.
At the back of the house there are superb views across the South Downs, many sheep and this little fella – captured on a 250mm lens.
The garden at Hinton Ampner is widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of 20th century garden design. It’s a wonderful mix of the formal and informal with fine vistas and beautifully kept lawns.
The rhododendron garden is an abyss of colour with wax-like varieties and these veined beauties.
A nearby church is surrounded by hundreds of daffodils and trees of blossom. It’s a beautiful area located next to Hinton Ampner’s magnificent walled garden. If you read Spring at Polesden Lacey last week, you’ll know I love them.
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