Mary Anne's garden designs

A fabulous floral fountain display © NT

A fabulous floral fountain display

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.

Apple orchards

Windfall apples for you to take home © Arnhel de Serra

Windfall apples for you to take home

By the end of the summer our orchards are brimming with tasty apples. There are 26 varieties in total. Why not join us for our annual apple day?

Head Gardener Frank

Frank hard at work © Arnhel de Serra

Frank hard at work

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

Get green with your children © NT

Get green with your children

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.

Plant stall

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.

Walled garden

Our walled garden volunteers are always busy preparing for the latest seasonal vegetable. Pick up some handy tips and find out about our ‘veg of the month’. The garden is alive with beasts and birds can you spot them?

Frank's top tips

'In high summer always water plants in the evening allowing the water to soak in overnight and not evaporate. Do not water daily. Train your plants to sustain for two days making them more resilient to adverse weather.'

Our honey bees gather nectar from the gardens

Hughenden honey jars stacked high

Hughenden honey jars stacked high

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 buy other hive products such as beeswax candles. Why not try one of our honey recipes?