Spring gardens at Hughenden

Pink tulips in Hughenden's garden

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 primroses, daffodils and naturalised spring bulbs come through. 

Formal gardens

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 with terraces, lawns and a parterre. Her designs for planting are still reflected in the schemes laid out by our garden teams today.

The bedding scheme on the parterre is changed every May and October.

Hughenden pansies

The formal garden at Hughenden

The Victorian formal garden is Italianate in style with rows of terraces, a formal parterre, classical statuary and annual beds full of the bold colours the Disraelis loved.

Walled garden

Journey into the Walled Garden, a tranquil space for growing produce with soft fruit trees trained against the warm walls, fragrant herb beds, rotating vegetable plots and herbaceous borders stocked with bee-friendly blooms.

A bench in Hughenden's walled garden

The walled garden at Hughenden

Part of the original Georgian manor house, the walled garden was built in 1749. Still productive with fruit trees and vegetable beds, today it is much more for pleasure than purpose. An ideal place to take a seat and soak up the serene scene.

Pleasure grounds

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.

View from Pleasure garden towards park

Pleasure grounds at Hughenden

Disraeli had a passion for trees and in the pleasure grounds are some of his favourite specimens, structural trees that frame the views of the parkland and valley beyond.