Wimpole Estate's Parkland

Lying at the centre of the Estate is the 300-acre ancient parkland once home to a herd of fallow deer. Now it has many rare breed cattle and sheep grazing among the veteran trees that cloak the park.

Wimpole parkland has changed many times throughout its history, different owners employed different landscape designers and gardeners, who each left their mark on the landscape.

The parkland on a bright autumn morning at Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

©National Trust Images/Mike Hodgson 

Wimpole Gardens

Discover and enjoy the beautiful outdoor areas at Wimpole Estate including the picturesque Pleasure Ground, used in the 18th century for holding picnics and evening walks, and now filled with an abundance of specimen trees, Holly areas with evergreen Holm oaks, beautiful bulbs and a laurel tunnel for little ones to explore. 

Enjoy a walk through the unique Walled Garden, Wimpole Estate’s horticultural gem featuring beautiful floral displays, historic architecture and vegetable plots as well as thousands of bedding plants for the Wimpole Estate Parterre.

In the Parterre you’ll discover a vibrant display of colours through 8,000 bedding plants, red pelargoniums and blue salvias used to create a Union Jack effect, making for a truly unique feature of the Wimpole Estate. 

The Parterre seen in July at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire.

©National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Wimpole Estate Home Farm

The Wimpole Estate Home Farm is guaranteed to  be a hit for both adults and your little ones. You will be able to see some of their pigs, goats, Shire horses, Shetland ponies, donkeys, rabbits, geese, cattle and sheep on the new specially created route around the farm. 

Visitors looking at a calf on Wimpole Home Farm in Cambridgeshire.

©National Trust Images/Megan Taylor