The garden

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The 'informal' garden

Dudmaston’s garden has year round appeal, with many different varieties of plants and a rolling landscape leading the eye across Big Pool and onto the Shropshire Hills beyond. They are popular with young and old for their 'informal' relaxed ambiance.

Autumn is when the garden colours change and our gardeners are working hard to keep the garden looking at its best. Why not have a chat to them when you see them working to hear more about our garden vision or to pick up some tips.


From plot to plate

Find all our seasonakl vegetables with a stroll through the kitchen garden

Our Kitchen Garden grows a full range of seasonal vegetables which are used by our tea-room to create delicious food for you. Why not take a look at our recipes and see what you can create with the family at home?

We are planning the vegetable garden for the Spring, and I shall prune the roses soon, mid-March here. The snow has battered them. I have seen a few short-stemmed primroses and buds of hypatica (anemone)

Rachel Lady Labouchere

Extract from her diary 2 March 1952

September jobs for your garden

  • Lift and divide herbaceous perennials
  • Scarify lawns and re-seed
  • Start picking early apple varieties
  • Plant out biennials like wallflowers and winter pansies

The Rockery re-opens

Rebuilt just in time for the summer © National Trust

Rebuilt just in time for the summer

 During the autumn of 2014, the Rockery experienced a small collapse which meant that it had to be closed. This gave National Trust surveyors the perfect opportunity to take a close look at the construction of this beautiful structure, especially the unusual herringbone effect and decide how best to conserve it. In the past few weeks, stonemasons have been reconstructing the damaged area and their work is now complete. Take a look when next in the garden, the effect is like a work of art