Mary Anne's garden designs
Mary Anne designed several planting schemes for the south lawn. The Disraeli’s spent hours enjoying their beautiful garden either strolling the pleasure grounds or enjoying the evening sun from the parterre.
Head Gardener Frank
Frank is our head gardener. He works tirelessly throughout the year to create and maintain our fabulous gardens. You'll often find his team busy at work during the week.
Family fun in the walled garden
For family fun and excitement delve into the walled garden willow maze or pick a watering can and barrow to give our gardeners a hand.
More colourful designs
Mary Anne left diaries about her management of Hughenden. As well as the management of the Disraeli household she left notes about the garden design and even helped in achieving the effect she planned. As with her appearance and home, she adored to include vibrant colours.
Season of mellow fruitfulness
Trees in the walled garden and orchard at Hughenden quake under the weight of fruit in Autumn. Often the heaviest branches have to be supported with wooden stakes so the branches don't break under the load. The shelter from the walls and the south facing aspect allow less hardy fruit to thrive. On our Apple Days in October you can learn about characteristics of a large range of variety of apple.
Be sure to stop by our plant stalls in the stable yard and walled garden. All the plants are supplied and grown by our volunteers and would make a beautiful addition to your garden.
The bee hives can be found at the far end of the parterre, and once the temperature reaches ten degrees Celsius our honey bees fly south over the parkland or visit the gardens collecting nectar. At our Meet the Beekeepers events you may be lucky enough to have the opportunity to acquire some of our honey or other hive products such as beeswax candles. Why not try one of our honey recipes?