Welcome to summer in our inspiring garden; one of the finest in Britain.
Open daily 10.30am – 5pm, children free July & August
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.
The long borders are saturated with flowers and colour
Bring your camera – prepare to be stopped in your tracks when you enter the terraced garden and see the long borders in all their glory. Deep red, bright blue, purple, orange, black and silver planting extends from one side of the stone garden wall to the other. These borders have to be seen to be believed.
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