About Renishaw Hall & Gardens
As Renishaw Hall is still the family home of the Sitwell family, it can only be viewed as a Guided Tour. The tour takes visitors around the ground floor and last’s for approximately 1 hour.
Additionally, Private groups can also arrange for tours around the hall. However, advanced booking is necessary.
In fact, Renishaw Hall was built by George Sitwell in 1625. Later, between 1793 and 1808, alterations were made to the hall. Joseph Badger of Sheffield added the East and West ranges. Following this, there were additional changes made in 1908 by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
The gardens at Renishaw were designed by Sir George Sitwell about 100 years ago. It is a well-kept garden and includes an Italianate style.
You’ll find an amazing array of floral delights. Moreover, the formal gardens are divided into plots which include cliped yew hedges, sculptures, classical statues and ornamental ponds.
Also worth noting, that the Middle Lawn border were replanted recently by Arne Maynard. An RHS Chelsea award-winner.
Once, having viewed the formal gardens there is more in store. Try a walk around the wider grounds which includes several acres of parkland and lakes.
Feeling a little peckish? Then, it’s time to head over to the Stable Block. This is where you’ll find the Café. Sample some delicious homemade cakes. Also, you may wish to try the award-winning Renishaw Hall wine, produced from grapes grown on the Renishaw Vineyard.
In fact, you can also book a tour around the vineyard during the season on selected Sundays. The tour gives you an insight into the management of a commercial vineyard and the steps involved in making wine. The tours are lead by Kieron Atkinson a highly experienced winemaker. By the way, you can also enjoy a few samples during this tour.
The Sitwell Museum displays items relating to the incredible story of the ‘Sitwell Trio’ – Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell – and an exhibition covering the wider history of the garden and Hall.
Please check the website for further details.