Parham has been a well-loved family home since its foundation stone was laid in 1577. Its beauty and peace have changed little over the centuries. Set within an ancient deer park below the South Downs, Parham is one of the country’s finest Elizabethan Houses, complete with a Great Hall and Long Gallery. Discover a rare and precious collection of paintings, furniture, needlework and antiquities.
The award-winning gardens consist of beautiful pleasure grounds and a four-acre walled garden. There are stunning herbaceous borders, a 1920s greenhouse, vegetable garden, orchard and Wendy House. Enjoy walks around the Pleasure Grounds and lake and explore the variety of fascinating wildlife. The Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
"My great-grandfather, The Hon Clive Pearson, bought the house and estate in 1922 and opened it to visitors in 1948. He and his wife Alicia found the place in sad repair and together they revived and restored Parham with great sensitivity, collecting many interesting and special things with which to furnish it. I have lived here with my family since 1993 and we are proud to continue the tradition of opening Parham for the enjoyment of visitors. We were delighted when Simon Jenkins awarded Parham 5 stars, placing it in his Top Twenty of “England’s Thousand Best Houses”. He captured the essence of Parham perfectly when he said: “Nothing at Parham is superfluous, nothing unloved. It is a house of magic.” I hope that you will come and experience the magic of Parham for yourself" (Lady Emma Barnard)
Open from 5 April – 27 September 2015; Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun & Bank Holidays. October Sundays only. Gardens & Big Kitchen 12pm-5pm, House from 2pm-5pm, last admission 4.30pm
Groups and coaches welcome
Dogs welcome on leads in garden
Homemade lunches and teas served in the 16th century Big Kitchen
Parham Plant and Garden Shop. Open to visitors free of charge from 10am to 12:30pm on standard open days and then from 1pm to 5pm for paying garden visitors.
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