Enjoyable for everyone...
- Benches and lawns provide places to rest and take in your surroundings
- Wheelchairs are available to borrow - just ask at reception or the Gatehouse
- You're welcome to picnic on the lawns or at the picnic benches in the grounds
- Bring a ball or kite and have fun with the kids
- Join a free garden tour with one of our volunteer guides from March onwards
- Come along in the evening for one of our outdoor theatre events in the summer
Winter work in Lanhydrock's gardens
The eagle-eyed among you may notice that the large purple beech near the parterre has been removed. This tree was planted by William Gladstone on one of his visits to Lanhydrock over a hundred years ago. Sadly, it had succumbed to old age and disease, so had become dangerous but we were sad to see it go.
Another task the garden team are busy with at the moment is lifting the tender perennials, including cannas and dahlias, from the herbaceous border. These will be stored in a frost-free glasshouse up at the nursery for the winter.
A garden with history
It's not just the house at Lanhydrock that's 'listed', the gardens are as well.
You can find out more about how the gardens developed from the 17th century onwards in the display in the higher garden's thatched cottage, or just ask one of our friendly gardeners.
A touch of formality
The fabulous formal parterre brings a real touch of grandeur to the gardens.
Take a stroll through the neat, planted beds and check out the cheeky cherubs on the urns.
Our garden team work throughout the year to maintain our herbaceous borders and keep them filled with flowers and fragrant plants.
Take the weight off your feet in the seating area and enjoy the results of our labour.
Up on high
You're sure to find a peaceful spot in our higher gardens to enjoy your surroundings.
Don't forget to visit the thatched cottage, where one of the Victorian gardeners lived and died. You can find out more about the historic gardeners and about garden planning here.
Lanhydrock is famous for its fabulous magnolia trees which are found all around the higher gardens.
We've even got a magnolia arch by the thatched cottage, which you can walk through to explore the higher gardens.
Ask the team
The garden team work throughout the week so you're likely to spot one of us going about our tasks as you walk around the gardens.
We're always happy to help, so make the most of the opportunity to ask us about the plants you see or for tips on how we keep the place looking so lovely.