The Walled Garden
The walled garden was initially developed for vegetables and cut flowers, but became a plantsman's garden during the later years of Colonel Brocklehurst's life.
Over the past two years, new borders have been created along the sunny west-facing wall, and on the footprint of the old glasshouse along the south-facing wall. During the winter of 2015/16, a third border was installed along the east-facing wall, completing the final phase of the walled garden restoration. The planting is predominantly white, in accordance with Charles Brocklehurst's vision, and is intended to provide a spectacular display from spring to autumn, peaking in midsummer. Look out for unusual varieties of iris, poppy, echinacea, lupin, phlox - and check out the bees on the white catmint!
Charles Brocklehurst commissioned the two equestrian wire sculptures by Christopher Hobbs as a tribute to his twin brother, Patrick. The metal pergola designed by Philip Jebb was built by the National Trust after the death of Colonel Brocklehurst.