When we first moved to Drinkstone Park the grounds were a blank canvas consisting of the old turning circle to the mansion (the American Army who used the mansion during the war had reinforced this with concrete) grassland and the mature trees which we have conserved.
Christine, who is the daughter of the late Ken Harbutt (well known horticulturalist and founder of Rougham Hall Nurseries) and also a Chelsea Gold winner in her own right, set to work!
Today the gardens include mature trees, two ponds, extensive shrubberies, herbaceous borders, an orchard and a vegetable garden. Our guests are invited to enjoy the gardens which offer superb opportunities for relaxation, quiet contemplation, photography or painting and have magnificent views of the Suffolk countryside across the original ‘ Ha Ha’
A recent addition is the 'Beach Hut' where guests are welcome to spend a day painting the landscapes and views enjoyed and painted by Gainsborough.
We hope you enjoy your stay with us and if there is anything we can do to help make your stay comfortable and worthwhile then please ask.
Michael and Christine