Our best kept secret
The beautiful four acre Walled Kitchen Garden grows hundreds of varieties of fruit, vegetables and herbs. Home to the longest stretch of glasshouse cared for by the National Trust, the Walled Kitchen Garden has stunning herbaceous borders, a rose garden and cut flower borders which produce colour and scent across the seasons.
Entry to the Walled Kitchen Garden is £2.70 per person (£3.00 gift aid). For under 16s and National Trust members entry is free.
Seasonal highlights for May
- Early vegetable sowings, especially those under glass cloches
- Apple blossom in the orchard is usually at its best from late April to early May
- Harvesting of asparagus and rhubarb
- The food and drink themed garden plantings around the old head gardener’s house
- Our 125 rhubarb varieties, and still growing
- The gardening tools in the museum, including a cucumber straightening jar and grape preserving bottle
- New plantings of apples for our regional collection, including ‘Marriage Maker’ and ‘Sweetings’ from Leicestershire
- Re-introduced pear varieties listed in the diary of a gardener who worked at Clumber in 1888
Berried Treasure Workshop 10 July 13
A soft fruits workshop with our Head Gardener looking at planting, feeding, pruning, choosing varieties and harvesting.
£30 per person. Booking Essential on 01909 476592.