Explore The Vyne gardens
The Vyne estate consists of 1,120 acres and is made up of formal grounds with ornamental lakes, woodlands, parkland and farmland.
Each area supports a wide variety of animals, birds, plants and trees.
- You can enjoy fine herbaceous borders, a William Robinson-inspired wild garden, organic orchard and Edwardian style summerhouse garden.
- Discover the walled garden which dates back to the 18th century. An ambitious restoration programme has restored a glass house plus fruit and vegetable beds, providing our restaurant and visitors with seasonal produce.
- See the Summerhouse which is possibly the earliest domed garden building in England, dating from c1635. Designed by John Webb, and built in the shape of a Greek cross, it is thought to be one of a pair planned for the garden. Originally, the Summerhouse was ornately decorated with plasterwork and richly painted. It was variously used as a banqueting house, a 'lust' house and a dovecote.
- Marvel at the ‘Hundred Guinea Oak’. According to family legend, William John Chute declined to sell it to a passing timber merchant who offered 100 guineas for the wood. The wonderful oak tree is thought to be well over 600 years old.
Why not come on a guided tour of the gardens? Join one of our dedicated volunteer garden guides and discover more about this beautiful estate.