Hinton Ampner

When we visited Hinton Ampner the first floor of the property was closed due to storm damage to the roof on February 2014. This was more than made up for by the gardens, the orchard and the parish church of All Saints.

A restored eighteenth century house with a twentieth century garden. The garden was made by Ralph Dutton (Lord Sherbourne), who wrote a book on Hinton Ampner: A Hampshire Manor (Batsford, 1968). He also wrote a history of the English Garden (1937). Mea Allen described its ‘one of Britain’s great gardens to be seen if you can. A classical beauty of layout and ornament’. Ownership then passed to the National Trust. The garden has walks and terraces with hedges, topiary, ornaments and excellent planting. Dutton explained that ‘my interest lies more in shrubs than in flowers’ what above all I want from a garden is tranquility’.

Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner Orchard

Hinton Ampner All Saints Church

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 3rd 2015

10 Responses to “Hinton Ampner”

  1. Amfortas says:

    Despite the damage it certainly appears to be a well maintained property. Huge house but exhibiting simplicity. I could walk in such a garden. And sit.

  2. Sigrun says:

    Very pretty house, I like it. Storm damage is always bad.


  3. That church steeple is very unusual and interesting!

  4. Mandy says:

    What a beautiful house, gardens and church. I do hope they can restore the damage eventually. You photos are really love Cherie, I tend to try fit too much in my frame but I like your composition.

    • CherryPie says:

      It was only the roof that was damaged, everything else was fine.

      The last two photographs were taken with my macro lens which allows for great DoF but without the zoom out option it only gives me the opportunity to include a small part of what I see. It is a good practice for me to capture the scene from a different perspective.

  5. J_on_tour says:

    The Gardeners do some amazing work at National Trust properties. I like the composition and the way the church sits in the trees on the final photo.