Clumber Park's Walled Kitchen Garden has been awarded National Collection status for its collection of culinary rhubarbs and apple trees, and is alive with life right through the summer months.
Located in 3,800 acres of woodland, heathland and historic landscape, this beautiful four acre Walled Kitchen Garden was built in 1772 to supply the Dukes of Newcastle with fruit and vegetables and is a must visit over the summer months. Today, unusual and old strains of vegetables are grown alongside modern and heritage varieties.
Magnificent 400ft double herbaceous borders produce spectacular summer colour and run the entire length of the gardens making for amazing viewing and superb photo opportunities.
National Collection of apples
It's not just the stunning colour that attracts people to this special place. The Walled Kitchen Garden is home to the National Collection of apples consisting of 72 apple varieties. This national collection is one of five collections conserving culinary apples in the country.
National Collection of rhubarb
In addition to the National Collection of apples, the Walled Kitchen Garden is also home to the National Collection of rhubarb, consisting of over 130 culinary varieties of rhubarb making it the second largest collection in world.
Long Range Glasshouse
The 450ft Long Range glasshouse is the longest cared for by the National Trust and has been restored to its former glory in recent years with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The glasshouse consists of 12 sections growing grape vines, peaches, nectarines, figs and annual vegetables. The Conservatory and Palm House display ornamental plants all year round. We have an extensive collection of pelargoniums and we grow chrysanthemums for display (continuing a tradition from the Victorian times).
Tools and Vinaries Museum
Behind the glasshouse is the Tools and Vinaries Museum with exhibitions including old lawn mowers and hand tools in re-creation of the garden's mess room.
From Plot to Plate
Our Head Chef has a real passion for kitchen garden produce. That's why our gardens team are dedicated to growing fresh, organic fruits and vegetables that you can enjoy in the Garden Tea House and Cafe all year round.
Using only the finest ingredients, you can enjoy a selection of expertly prepared dishes from light salads and soups to weekend roasts and vegetable hot pots, all using produce grown in the Walled Kitchen Garden by our very own team of gardeners.
Events in the Walled Kictchen Garden
The Walled Kitchen Garden hosts many exciting and engaging events throughout the calendar year including live demonstrations, talks, tours, apple weekends, rhubard festivals and much more. To see what's on in the garden please visit our What's on page.
Visiting the Walled Kitchen Garden
Entry into the Walled Kitchen Garden is free of charge for everyone who enters the park.
For further information, please get in touch 01909 544917 or email email@example.com