Tour the gardens

The entrance to the wall garden filled with wisteria running up the wall

The walled garden contains an orchard, flower borders and an extensive vegetable patch. It is surrounded by the original Edwardian garden to the south; with the woodland garden to the north-east and the original laundry drying area to the west.

The walled garden was originally the kitchen garden for the household, but like many others fell out of use during the Second World War. Today, there is still a large vegetable plot which supplies the tea-room as well as flower borders and an area of apple orchard.

You never kow what you might discover
Three women walking through the gardens

The orchard

Herefordshire is famous for orchards, so the National Trust replanted pre-20th-century varieties of apples which have fallen out of cultivation. Some of these varieties are not only of historical interest but are also a source of future plant breeding materials.

The Edwardian garden

All that is left of the Edwardian gardens are the fountain and the avenue of golden yews, clipped into balls. The 3rd Lord Cawley planted many of the flowering trees and shrubs in this area and along the drive.

Amongst the old woodland to the north east of the house is a large collection of Azaleas and Rhodendrons, some hybridised by the 3rd Lord which are seen at their best in May. 

Get a feel for strolling along the Georgian pathways
Some visitors enjoying a stroll up our entrance pathway