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.
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.
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.