Welcome to the website of Deene Park, the beautiful home of the Brudenell family situated in the stunning countryside of East Northamptonshire. Deene Park has been owned by the family for five hundred years, the current owner is Mr Robert Brudenell who lives here with his wife Charlotte and their son William.
The house, gardens and parkland are open to the public on Sundays and bank holiday Mondays during the summer months, and for private group tours on selected days throughout the year. For further information on opening times and admission visit Opening Times & Prices. Other events are listed in the What’s On page.
Visitors to Deene Park can expect to see a minimum of nine rooms, all of which are still used by the family and their visiting guests. Each has its own charm and style incorporated in the architecture, décor, furnishings, art and family collections. A dedicated team of volunteer guides are on hand to welcome you and impart their expert knowledge of the history of the house and the Brudenell family. Most notable of the family ancestors is the 7th Earl of Cardigan who led the Charge of the Light Brigade; the house contains a collection of memorabilia from Crimea and in particular a fine collection of the 7th Earls uniforms.
The formal garden consists of a series of smaller gardens each with its own distinctive planting. From the Parterre designed by David Hicks, which incorporates topiary tea pots, tea being a passion of the late Edmund Brudenell. To the White Garden recently developed in memory of his wife Marian Brudenell, the garden is tastefully planted with a wide range of shrubs, bedding and roses. The patio in front of the Summer House marks the end of the formal garden and the beginning of the more natural Pleasure Garden.
The Old Kitchen Tea Room is a wonderful setting to sample our range of home-made light lunches and delicious selection of tempting cakes.
During 2017 Brudenell Estates embarked on Phase One of a major refurbishment programme for Deene Park. The project was overseen by local surveyors BSM Noble and historic building specialist Messenger Construction. The works are now complete and the scaffolding has been removed. A great article covering our recent external refurbishment project, is featured in the winter 2017/18 Conservation and Heritage Journal magazine.