A garden in history: the walled garden at Knole
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Open Tuesdays, 11 am to 4pm, 2 April - 24 September
Lord Sackville’s private walled garden takes you back centuries to horticultural fashions uprooted and discarded in many of England’s greatest houses.
In its 26 acres you will find:
- the longest wisteria wall in the country, nearly 200 years old
- the little-seen south front, Knole’s most beautiful view
- the 16th century Wilderness with its historic long alley
- the Patte d’Oie or 'goose-foot' clearing, a 17th century device bringing paths together
- the 18th century bosquet: serpentine paths leading to a hidden clearing
- the unbroken Green Alley running around the Kentish ragstone walls, probably the longest in the country
- the ancient 'standing' allowing a view out to the park
- the medieval orchard with its rare apple, pear and cherries
- the Tudor-style knot garden (recreated in Victorian times)
As this is a private garden, tended by Lord Sackville’s gardeners, seating is limited and plants are not marked.