The garden at Arlington Court
From the ever-changing display of flowers in the formal Victorian Garden to the many varieties of fruit and vegetables in the Walled Kitchen Garden, Arlington looks beautiful whatever the season.
The formal Victorian Garden you see today was developed in the early 19th century and includes herbaceous borders, basket beds filled with colourful annuals, an attractive fountain surrounded by arched trellises, beds of seasonal planting and banks of colourful azaleas.
On the top terrace is a conservatory used to grow a variety of plants from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, countries Miss Chichester visited on her world tour in the 1920s.
Walled Kitchen Garden
Since the early 90's we have slowly restored the kitchen garden: the walls have been recapped, paths reinstated, the central dipping pond cleared and a lean-to greenhouse rebuilt.
Fruit trees have been trained along the walls and a soft-fruit cage erected. Flowers are grown especially for dispaly in the house. Produce from the garden is made into jams and chutneys sold in the shop.
Don't forget to visit the second-hand bookshop tucked away in the Walled Garden.
The pleasure grounds and park
The grounds surrounding the house at Arlington are set in the picturesque style. Parkland was introduced and planting within the Pleasure Grounds was used to frame a series of designed views. The Wilderness Pond provides shimmering light, whilst Deerpark Wood presents contrasting shade.