Walled Garden

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A tranquil haven in all seasons

Autumn harvest

We harvest the quince fruit in late autumn

The quince tree in the corner of the garden produces beautiful fruit, which we harvest in late autumn. Don't miss our home-made jelly and quince bakewells on the Below Stairs Café menu at the end of October and November.

Treasurer's trees

Look out for golds and oranges in the the Treasurer's House garden

A large mature ash lies in the south-eastern corner of the garden and two rows of London plane trees guide you into the house entrance. Visit in autumn to see the colours change to magnificent yellows and oranges.

What's in flower

Look out for our handy signs showing what’s in flower

Look out for the handy chalkboards showing what's in bloom this season, including white Japanese anemones and agapanthus. See if you can spot the fuchsias about to flower for the second time this year.

Freeze frame

Strike a pose in our garden frame for picture-perfect snaps

The garden is a popular destination for lunching on the benches, listening to the Minster bells and enjoying the autumn colour. Whilst you're here, don't forget to strike a pose in the alfresco frame.

Wildlife

Bees are kept in the produce garden at Treasurer’s House

The walled garden is home to many birds, animals and insects. Whilst relaxing on the benches, look out for the resident wood pigeons, blackbirds and chaffinches. The gardeners also keep bees in the produce garden behind Treasurer's House.

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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