Deene Park, the home of the Brudenell family since 1514, is a private country estate in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. Inherited in 2014, the estate is now the family home of Robert and Charlotte Brudenell and their son William.
Set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland and built over six centuries, the Grade I listed house evolved through the Tudor and Georgian periods to the impressive mansion it is today. The gardens at Deene Park, like the house, have undergone many changes over the centuries, but have never looked better than they do today. The beautiful formal gardens on the south side of the house give way to a vista of parkland and lakes spanned by the 18th century stone bridge - like something from a fairy tale.
The house provides a timeless and breath-taking backdrop for your wedding day - the perfect mix of grandeur and relaxed country garden charm with endless photo opportunities.
Designed by David Hicks in the 1990’s, the south facing box hedge parterre is the most striking feature of the gardens at Deene Park. This garden reflects the personality of its owners, as a staunch advocate of the humble "cup of tea" the quirky garden topiary has been shaped into teapots giving it a delightful ‘Alice in Wonderland’ feel.
The 18th century red brick walls of the old kitchen gardens are the oldest feature of the gardens at Deene Park. The walls themselves are clothed with climbing roses and provides the backdrop for the fragrant scented long borders gardens filled with vintage roses and delicate peonies. At the far end of the long borders is the stone summerhouse built by the 7th Earl of Cardigan, who together with his wife Adeline, used the building to entertain their respective friends.
Planted with the prettiest of white blooms, the White Garden is a secluded spot dedicated to the memory of Robert Brudenell’s parents. The Philadelphus on the entrance to this area provides a scent, which carries beautifully on even the lightest of breezes, filling the air with delicate Jasmine Tea hues.
It was Charlotte Brudenell’s vision to open this garden with vibrant colours that do not appear in the delicate and pretty long borders and with a particular emphasis on later flowering plants once these borders begin to fade. Throughout the year, plants of varying shades of yellow, orange, and red can be enjoyed in this bright and beautiful spot.
The newest addition to the gardens, the pretty pink Rose Garden was designed as a modern interpretation of an older garden. Taking inspiration from the small 17th century chapel parterre and incorporating the patterns from the 1597 ceiling of the Tapestry Room, the Rose Garden was born. A very pretty and personal garden as each rose was chosen due to its name and relevance to family members. The strong scented roses are planted to radiate out from the centre from deep crimson to softer, paler ballerina pink.