Please mention "Silverlinings" when contacting Lyveden New Bield
From 1605 to the present day, Lyveden remains virtually as it was left four centuries ago. A building with no roof, no windows and no floors. A garden with moats on three of four intended sides, no plants, no statues ort paths. Surrounded in folklore and mystery, Lyveden has escaped the influence of time, fashion and conflict.
Donated to the National Trust in 1922, Lyveden became protected from the modern influences of the 20th century. However, it was not until the 1990s that the Trust began the gradual process to uncover the neglect and abandonment of the hidden garden.
Today, the scale, form and beauty of Tresham’s work can again be appreciated and acknowledged as one of the rarest survivals of Elizabethan garden design.
Lyveden was intended for entertaining guests, allowing them to gaze out over the estate. With its rich history, Lyveden provides an unusual backdrop for marquee wedding receptions. Why not have a firework finale? A memorable reminder of why Lyveden stands incomplete after events of November 1605.