Elton Hall, which is rarely open to the public, is largely an 18th century house with medieval origins and was refurbished during the twentieth century. It was the home of Thomas Andrew Knight from 1791 - 1808. During this time he was able to indulge in his great interest in horticulture. As a result of his exceptional scientific work, he discovered a method of controlled plant breeding including fruit and domestic plants. For this he was elevated to Fellow of the Royal Society and later became its second President, a position he held for 27 years.
The house is surrounded by many striking follies and gazebos, together with a walled garden (where much of Knight's work was carried out), and a wildflower meadow.
Tickets £10.00 including tea
Contact Jane Pace on 01544 340 696