Walled Garden

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A tranquil haven in all seasons

Escape the city

The walled garden is picture perfect in winter.

On a crisp winter's day the garden is a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Sit a while and listen to the sounds and songs of the Minster. Don't forget to bring your camera for those frosty picture-perfect shots.

Wildlife

Robin on the Ashridge estate

The walled garden is home to many birds, animals and insects - see if you can spot the robins over winter. The bees in the produce garden have now been fed sugar water to keep them going over the colder months.

Green fingers

In the interests of protecting the environment and keeping noise to a minimum, the gardening team at Treasurer's House only use hand tools. No motor mowers or hedge trimmers are used and most garden waste is composted and recycled as fertiliser.

Helping the environment with pedal power

Meet our statues

  • Here mercury is both a statue and a water feature © Mark Ivkovic

    Mercury

    The winged messenger Mercury, cast here in lead, is a water feature at the centre of our pond.

  • Vulcan greeting the visitors with his hammer and anvil © Treasurer's House, National Trust

    Vulcan

    The god of fire, Vulcan, stands on the steps with his hammer and anvil, looking at the house.

  • Neptune, God of the Seas, in our city center walled garden © Treasurer's House, National Trust

    Neptune

    With his dolphin and shell, god of the seas Neptune takes pride of place.

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