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Revealing beauty in every season
Welcome to Hardwick gardens
Although little remains of Bess's original gardens, they're still spectacular. Laid out in Elizabethan fashion, four rectangular courtyards each contain their own unique gardens, surrounded by high sandstone walls. Enjoy exploring the twists and turns of the gardens and discovering hidden corners. Today, Hardwick is home to one of the finest herb gardens in the country, along with fabulous summer borders, orchards, lawns and formal hedges. The garden is cared for and managed by a team of four gardeners, with the help of a trusty team of volunteers.