Relax in Attingham's Walled Garden
Welcome to the Walled Garden, a space to relax and unwind among the flowers, fruits and vegetables. The Walled Garden was originally created in the 1780s to supply the estate, but it fell into a neglected state. Our green-fingered team of staff and volunteers have spent five years working to bring it back to life as a productive garden.
From flowers in the mansion to produce in the tea room and shop, the Walled Garden once again supplies the estate all year round. Admire the blooms in the borders and chat to the team about their tasks as they work. Our team of gardeners are happy to talk to you about the history of the Walled Garden and tell you more about our current garden projects.
Step into the Bothy and discover more about the Walled Garden's restoration.
Take a taste of the Walled Garden home
Our fresh produce is on sale in our shop for you to enjoy at home and seasonal produce will also be available at our fairs. Our tea-room and Carriage House Café are also supplied with organic fruit and vegetables from the Walled Garden – so if you just can’t wait, why not see what’s on the menu today?
A garden for all seasons
Spring is an important time of year in the garden as it’s when we start seeds off early in the glasshouses. We prepare the vegetable beds for planting and sow annual cut flowers for our raised hazel beds. As the weather warms, we transplant seedlings into the main garden, constantly weeding as everything starts to grow.
The main task during the summer is to harvest our produce to use in the tea-rooms and shop. We need to water the salad crops in the glasshouses (melons, tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines and chillies), as well as pruning our various fruit trees. Of course, the grass also needs constant mowing and edging.
September, October and November see the continuing harvesting of our produce for the tea-rooms and shop. We also begin clearing the main vegetable and frameyard beds as plants die back. The orchard needs harvesting, as 37 varieties of apple require picking, pressing and juicing.
Towards the end of the year we start digging new beds ready for the following year. We replenish the soil in our glasshouse beds and prune the apple trees in the orchard. Pots need cleaning, labels need sorting and seeds have to be ordered as we prepare for the coming spring, and our yearly cycle starts over again.
Exploring the garden's history
During 2016 we delved into the horticultrual history of the First World War and the Walled Garden at Attingham Park and created a display to commemorate the garden and its gardeners role in the First World War. Although the display will be taken down in November, you can find out more about it below.