Explore the gardens
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.
Originally 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.
The vegetable patch
Our gardeners work hard all year-round to grow vegetables and herbs. Our vegetable patch provides ingredients for some dishes in the Barn Restaurant.
You will also find hints and tips on growing plants and the varieties we use.
The walled garden
Today the walled garden is filled with colour, from daffodils in spring to the magnificent dahlia border in the autumn.
The lakeside walk provides the perfect chance to soak up the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.
Scarecrows in the garden
Johanna James, gardener at Baddesley says, ‘the scarecrows first appeared in 2011, so this is their fourth year and it started out as a bit of fun but has now grown into an event that people come back to see year after year.'
Johanna continues, ‘I wanted them to appear to be lazy, idle layabouts who are naughty but friendly - it’s been great fun this year thinking of the different characters.'
See frost-covered trees and ponds and feel crisp grass underfoot.
The garden springs into life with snowdrops, daffodils and buds on the trees.
See the hanging wisteria in the courtyard or take in the flowery scents in the walled garden.
The dahlia border is in full bloom and apples are harvested in the walled garden.