Built about 1130, The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in the country. Here the author Lucy Boston based her Green Knowe books and readers feel that they are walking into the books. In the winter Lucy Boston sewed exquisite patchworks. They form the only collection of this calibre worldwide, which can be seen in the house where they were made. The 3 1/2 acre garden contains topiary, old roses and mixed herbaceous borders filled with mainly scented plants of year-round interest. It is bordered by the river Great Ouse and surrounded by wilderness full of wild life.
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Information on The Manor , Hemingford Grey , Huntingdon
|Opening Times:||House: Strictly by appointment only. Garden: Daily, 11:00-17:00 (dusk in winter).|
|Admission:||House & Garden: Adult £7.00, Child £2.00, OAP £5.50. Garden only: 1 May to 31 Jul, Adult £4.00, Child Free, OAP £3.50, Rest of the year, Adult £3.00, Child Free, OAP £2.50.|
|Child Friendly:||Children over 3 welcome (Children need close supervision in garden because of ditches.)|
|Location:||By river in Hemingford Grey, 4 miles SE of Huntingdon.|
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