The walled garden Hughenden

For family fun and excitement delve into the walled garden willow maze or pick a watering can and barrow to give our gardeners a hand.


Hughenden walled garden in summer with plant cart in view

Fun in the walled garden

Enjoy the changing colours each season will bring

The Walled Garden has been developed as a space for experimentation and discovery, for visitors, horticultural students and National Trust staff and volunteers alike. Old and new methods are tried for growing traditional crops and visitors, along with staff and volunteers, discover the joys of 'growing your own'.

Say hello to our walled garden guides during the the spring and summer months. Learn how to plant, harvest and grow your own plants. Find out about the ‘veg of the month’, pick up a tasty recipe and enjoy the spectacle of laden fruit trees and plants.

Mellow fruitfulness

Trees in the walled garden and orchard at Hughenden quake under the weight of fruit in autumn. Often the heaviest branches have to be supported with wooden stakes so the branches don't break under the load.

The shelter from the walls and the south facing aspect allow less hardy fruit to thrive. On our Apple Days in October you can learn about characteristics of a large range of apple varieties.

Apple in the orchard
Apple in the orchard