The Gardens at Chartwell

Born from the keen amateur but creative minds of both Winston and Clementine Churchill, the gardens of Chartwell are as varied as they are beautiful the whole year round. History and nature merge seamlessly across the estate from the distinctive pastel colours of pink and white roses favoured by Lady Churchill, fruit and vegetables framed by the walls Sir Winston Churchill helped build, to acres of woodland and wider meadows.

Peace rose in the Rose Garden at Chartwell

Visiting Chartwell: What to expect 

We're looking forward to welcoming you to Chartwell.

The house is open between 11am and 5pm (last entry at 3.50pm). You still need a house ticket to enter the house. These are limited and entry cannot be guaranteed. Most house tickets are sold on the day on a first come, first served basis, with some now available to book online in advance - find out more here.

Explore the gardens

Apples in the orchard

Orchard at Chartwell 

The orchard was one of the first projects Churchill undertook after they moved to Chartwell, clearing the area to plant new apple trees such as Newton Wonder, Kerry Pippin and Barrack Beauty. We’re currently in the middle of a long-term project to restore a meadow in the orchard here at Chartwell, encouraging wildflowers and nature back to our gardens.

" A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted."
- Sir Winston Churchill


" The outdoors is a canvas where Clementine and Winston Churchill’s relationship plays out."
- Tim Parker; Gardens & Estate Manager
Behind the scenes...
Blossom on the step-over apple vines growing in the Walled Garden at Chartwell

Edible elements in the Walled Garden at Chartwell 

One of the busiest parts of the Walled Garden at Chartwell are the fruit and vegetable beds, with the produce grown once supplying the house and now used up in our own café. Discover each season of these still highly productive beds and how we look after them.

Teeming with wildlife