image for Garden item typeWortley Hall Gardens

Garden, free entry


Wortley Village,
S35 7DB


Within the 11 acres of formal Gardens you will find a great deal to interest the keen horticulturist - a 100 metre long Peace Walk planted with herbaceous perennials on one side and old English Roses on the other, a Lavender walk which becomes a sea of deep blue in June and July visited by honey bees and butterflies in their thousands, a sunken garden planted with dwarf Azaleas and Rhododendrons; which are a haze of colour in late May to early June. Under the south facing Palladian front of the Hall, the Italianate terracing and many of the formal features remain but what was once a parterre garden, is now lawned. This sets off the magnificent displays of Summer bedding in the urns and around the fountain, which brings a spectacular blast of colour during the Summer months.

The 15 acres of pleasure grounds really are a treat for any Arboriculturist with plantings, from the 17th and 18th Century, including Giant Redwoods, Bhutan Pines, Yews, Cedar and many great specimens of Beech and Oak including a hollow Sessile Oak 24 feet in girth and some 500 years old. More modern plantings include collections of Holly, Walnut and Sorbus giving welcome berry colour in the Winter months.

Spring finds Wortley in a blast of bulb colour with Snowdrops followed by Daffodils and Bluebells carpeting the dappled woodland floor. The small ornamental lake and old ice house gives a whole host of wildlife a home throughout the year from frog spawning in Spring to dragonflies hovering and diving in Summer.

The old Kitchen Garden, has in the last couple of years been given a new lease of life by Heeley City Farm. The old Kitchen Garden is now growing organic fruit and vegetables which are sold in local farmers markets and used in the Hall’s own restaurant. Some of the old varieties of fruit trees still remain in the Kitchen Garden including a cordon of pear trees one variety of which is Soldat Labourer one of only two examples remaining in the UK.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Grounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDisabled accessGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedWedding receptions

Opening Details

Open all the time

For Guided Tours and special events please contact Reception.


Free entry


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Map reference: SK 429929  Lat: 53.43145 Long: -1.35524

Use the A61, fork left onto the A629 (Huddersfield) into Wortley Village, turn right on the double bend, keep left, down the drive to the Hall.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
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