Welcome to our inspiring garden; one of the finest in Britain.
The garden opens fully on March 31st.
We’re closed for the winter. We’ll open fully from March 31st, until then, you can visit the garden at weekends, with payment by donation. We suggest £5. (members free.) Please note the tea rooms will open on March 31st.
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What is the garden like?
It’s a gently flowing series of garden rooms and spaces, joined by meandering pathways that link diverse planting styles and landscaping surprises. Enjoy a romantic walled garden with 16th century ruins, innovative cottage-garden drift planting, flowering meadows, terraced lawns and our world-famous planted ovals. Our Jubilee Arboretum is maturing and the lake attracts more wildlife each year.
A garden for everyone
Experienced plantsmen will notice unusual plants and rare cultivars. Enthusiastic new gardeners can absorb ideas about landscaping and design, or just enjoy being in a place where around each corner views change and clever planting shines.
Whether you garden in a tiny space or have acres of land, you will find inspiration and hidden treasures to make lasting impressions when you leave us. Allow plenty of time to see the garden; it covers ten acres and will surprise you at each turn with unexpected views, fragrances and focal points that encourage you to stay a while.
The Garden House is run by a charitable trust and is a wonderful day out for all the family.
For a detailed description of each of the garden’s main areas, click Garden