Sandringham in Norfolk is the favoured country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen. The Royal families' Norfolk country residence since 1862 with its sixty acres of glorious gardens, lawns and lakes, dells and glades.
Magazine Wood is luxury boutique hotel style B&B located in a neighbouring village to Sandringham and just 10 minutes drive from the park itself. We are a popular choice with visitors attending events at Sandringham.
The house, set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens, is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk and is at the heart of the 8,000-hectare estate,240 hectaresof which make up the woodland and heath of the Country Park, open to the public free of charge every day of the year. Sandringham also hosts popular shows and events such as the Flower Show, Horse Driving Trials, Game Fair and Country Show as well as Craft Fairs throughout the year.Sandringham has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs.
Sandringham House and Gardens Opening Days and Hours.
Gardens and Museum daily from 1st - 21st April , then House, Gardens and Museum open daily from 23rd Apr - 30th Oct; Every day (NB. Closed 23rd Jul - 31st Jul); Gardens only 10.30am - 5pm;
Visitor Centre - Daily (closed Good Friday & Christmas Day)
Sandringham House Open for Viewing
11am - 4.45pm. 4pm in Oct. Museum 11am - 5pm. 4pm in Oct
Best Times of Year to Visit May - June To see Rhododendrons and azaleas.
House, Museum & Gardens. Adult £11; Child £5.50; Concessions £9; Family (2A + 3C) £27.50 Gardens & Museum. Adult £7.50; Child £4.00; Over 60s £6.50; Family ticket £19.00; Guided garden tour supplement of £2.50.Picnics Permitted
Guided Garden Tour on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Guide dogs only admitted. Private Evening Tours of Sandringham House available by prior arrangement.
KEY DATES 2014
Farmers' Market4th Sunday of every month | Sandringham Visitor Centre
Sandringham Driving Trials26th - 29th June 2014 | Sandringham Park
Sandringham Flower Show30th July 2014 | Sandringham Park
Crafts, Art and Sculpture Fair8th - 10th August 2014 | Sandringham Park
Marie Curie Walk Ten30th August 2014 | Sandringham Park
Sandringham Game & Country Fair13th - 14th September 2014 | Sandringham Park
Christmas Fair - Crafts, Food and Gifts21st - 23rd November 2014 | Sandringham Park
The garden is mainly informal with wooded glades and walks and sheltered areas for camellias and magnolias. There are two lakes and a stream walk edged with water-loving plants. Many fine specimen trees include oaks planted by Queen Victoria and Queen Mary.
History of Sandringham Garden
Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, purchased Sandringham in 1862 and employed William Broderick Thomas to re-landscape the gardens. Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe was employed by King George VI to create a new garden to the north of the House after the Second World War.
H. M. The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh asked Sir Eric Savill to re-landscape the perimeter shrubberies and Woodland Walk in the 1960s