Full bloom inside and out at Knightshayes

A view of the Kitchen Garden at Knightshayes

From 19 to 25 June, Knightshayes will be celebrating British Flower Week. Promoting British cut flowers and foliage, we'll be using both flowers grown in the gardens here at Knightshayes and local suppliers to adorn the house with stunning floral displays throughout. It was one of Joyce's, Lady Amory, the last family member to live at Knightshayes, dying wishes that the house would always be decorated with fresh flowers from the garden. Since then, Knightshayes has always had flowers on display.

A vivid purple Russian heritage pea at Knightshayes
a heritage sweet pea in bright purple at Knightshayes
A vivid purple Russian heritage pea at Knightshayes

We're celebrating British grown flowers and the variety of cut flowers and foliage available in Britain throughout the seasons. Our volunteer flower arrangers will be creating even more stunning and magnificent floral displays to decorate the house throughout. 

If  smelling the freshy cut blooms as you explore the house isn't enough, the lovely blooms continue outside, as it's a great time to see the formal woodland garden and kitchen garden.

Wisteria in bloom in the garden at Knightshayes, Devon

What to spot when walking in the woodland garden this spring

The garden becomes enchanting in yet another way in late spring, with one area in particular bursting into richly scented life. Find out more about what flora you can spot.

Family enjoying a summer picnic

Top spots at Knightshayes for a stroll and a picnic

Find out some fantastic spots around Knightshayes that are perfect for a summer stroll, followed by a delicious picnic.