Spring gardens at Hughenden
Spring is the perfect time to explore Hughenden's Italianate inspired gardens. The Disraeli's spent hours enjoying their beautiful garden either strolling the pleasure grounds or enjoying the evening sun from the parterre.
Hughenden's gardens are starting to show the first signs of spring as snowdrops, daffodils, primroses and winter aconites all come through.
Explore the formal gardens of Mary Anne, Benjamin Disraeli’s wife. Mary Anne created a domestic Victorian garden based on 16th-century Italianate gardening style incorporating terraces, lawns and a parterre. Her designs for planting on the south lawn are still reflected in the schemes designed by our current gardener.
The bedding scheme on the parterre is changed every May and October.
Journey into the Walled Garden, lovingly recreated by volunteers as an educational space for growing produce. Our child friendly Walled Garden has watering cans, wheelbarrows and digging areas so you become a little gardener too.
For a peaceful stroll visit Hughendens pleasure grounds and admire the inspiring views across the 18th century parkland and chalk stream. Created in the wilderness gardening style it is a chance to get lost in your own thoughts amongst the trees and shrubs.