Explore 17 acres of garden
It may not be big but the garden at Wightwick boasts a great variety of planting styles to interest you.
In 1904 and 1910 the Manders employed the foremost Arts and Crafts garden designer, Thomas Mawson, to lay out their garden. Mawson was a renowned designer from Windermere and he had designed many gardens to complement Edward Ould's gardens for Lord Leverhulme, so it was clear he was the right man for the job. His designs weren't fully implimented but the basic layout and principles are still clear in one of the National Trust's few Mawson gardens.
We have a series of self-guided walks, available from reception, designed to suit all ages from those with tiny legs or pushchairs to those feeling a bit more adventurous.
We have a fun orienteering course for you to try. Designed by the Walton Chasers it’s suitable for any age group and is a great way to try orienteering. Pick up your map from the Visitor Reception and the course starts right outside.