There’s something for everyone in the gardens: play in the woodland, walk around the lake or simply find a quiet seat and relax.
The formal walled garden, with flower borders and fruit trees, makes a lovely contrast to the nature trail through the woods and around the fish pools.
Over the years the gardens have evolved into a mix of pleasure and production, with new areas being added all the time.
Orginally the medieval residents would have used the garden to provide food, with stew ponds providing fresh fish.
A garden conservation plan is underway to help us understand the garden development, and plan for the future.
Our gardeners work hard all year-round to grow vegetables and herbs. Our vegetable patch provides ingredients for some dishes in the restaurant. You will also find hints and tips on growing plants and the varieties we use. As well as been a functional area it is also a show garden that demonstrates how fruit and vegetables can be used in a decorative way.
Open all the time
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Gift shop
- National Trust Property
- On-site catering
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Wheelchairs available
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)