A garden for all seasons
Whether you enjoy the peace and quiet of a hidden spot, or the vibrant and intricate detail of a formal garden, we have an abundance of choice, with gardens open all year-round that each have their own wow factor depending on the season.
Keep an eye on our Flower Forecast to see what seasonal delights we have for you to see...
In spring massed drifts of daffodils flourish throughout the gardens. Rows of tulips stand to attention in the Formal Garden and be sure not to miss the 'sea of tulips' which carpet the beautiful Himalayan Silver Birch Grove in the Winter Garden.
Summer brings the magnificent sweeping herbaceous border packed with colour, the heady scent of the Rose Garden, dazzling dahlias, and the natural beauty of over 30 acres of wildflower meadows.
"The gardens look their best in June" David Jordan, Head Gardener.
Dahlias provide a dramatic burst of late summer colour right up until the first frosts.
Carpets of cyclamen and rich autumnal colours breakout throughout the gardens. The Pilgrim's Lawn area, the last area of the garden developed by Lord Fairhaven is particularly striking.
Our iconic Winter Garden can brighten even the coldest of winter days... The shrubs and trees have been specially selected to provide vivid colour, textures and amazing scent and the Himalyan Silver Birch Grove with their brilliant white stems is a sight not to be missed.
In January and February winter aconiites and snowdrops carpet the grounds, resulting in a striking display of the seasonal flower that attracts enthusiasts from around the globe.