Gardens

Glorious gardens

Enjoy the vibrant colours of the summer Parterre planting scheme © National Trust / David Watson

Enjoy the vibrant colours of the summer Parterre planting scheme

Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls, kings and queens as you stroll through a series of impressive gardens, each with their own special charm.

From the iconic Parterre with its ever-changing floral displays to the colourful new Rose Garden and statuary and topiary in the Long Garden, the gardens delight in every season.

Glorious gardens

The newly restored Rose Garden in flower for the first time © National Trust / Hannah Purcell

The newly restored Rose Garden in flower for the first time

Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls, kings and queens as you stroll through a series of impressive gardens, each with their own special charm.

From the iconic Parterre with its ever-changing floral displays to the colourful new Rose Garden and statuary and topiary in the Long Garden, the gardens delight in every season.

Glorious gardens

Two large colourful borders frame the forecourt lawns near the House  © National Trust / Paul Watson

Two large colourful borders frame the forecourt lawns near the House

Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls, kings and queens as you stroll through a series of impressive gardens, each with their own special charm.

From the iconic Parterre with its ever-changing floral displays to the colourful new Rose Garden and statuary and topiary in the Long Garden, the gardens delight in every season.

The Parterre

The view from the terrace looking out over the Parterre is one not to be missed.

The beds are planted with spring and summer bedding displays creating a carpet of colour.

New Rose Garden

We've been working on a project to re-instate the Rose Garden and have planted over 900 roses that are in bloom for the first time this summer.

The garden is based on Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe's 1950s design and includes red, orange and yellow roses.

The Long Garden

Our Long Garden features striking spring and summer floral displays.

Our display of Gazania Daybreak has now finished so we're preparing the beds for next spring when the garden will be a riot of colour once again.

Sculpture

From the grand Fountain of Love on the main drive, to the amiable ancient baboons in the Long Garden the gardens reveal a magnificent collection of sculpture.

Can you find the piece created by William Waldorf Astor?

Water Garden

The Water Garden's oriental character was created for Lord Astor using water, rocks and a Chinese pagoda.

This summer we are continuing the restoration of the Pagoda and gilding the roof tiles.

Summer highlights

Shades of red, orange and yellow roses have been planted

  • Over 30,000 bedding plants creating a vibrant display on the Parterre
  • Graham Stuart Thomas’ ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ coloured herbaceous borders
  • Over 900 roses in bloom for the first time in the new Rose Garden
  • Free family trail to help you discover summertime delights
  • Take a boat trip on the Thames with views to the house and garden

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