Delapre is one of the most beautiful public gardens in Northampton and its grounds and the gardens can be enjoyed at all times of the year. This attractive area of 8 acres lies in the southern part of the town just off the main London Road, with open parkland of about 500 acres adjoining the gardens.
At the southern end of the Delapre estate lie Delapre Woods. These were originally cleared and planted when the gardens were laid out. Some fine oak, sweet chestnut and beech remain from this planting.
The Abbey has a rich history dating back over 900 years. The restoration of the building is now one of the council's key regeneration projects in the town.
Refreshments and toilets
The tea rooms are open from 10am until 5pm, Monday to Sunday. They also open the gates to the walled garden for this period and maintain and open the toilets daily. Outside of these hours, we do not have any public toilet facilities on the park.
Learn about the abbey, gardens and features in a leisurely 45 minute - 1 hour walk.
Find out how the abbey and grounds have played a major part in Northampton's history for over nine centuries.
Delapre Park is served by its own park warden who works with the community, neighbourhood wardens and others to help look after the park.
Park Management Committee
Delapre Park Management Committee brings together key stakeholders and representatives with an interest in the park, to work in partnership to manage the park and plan for its future.