Best places for making mud pies

The great thing about mud is that you can find it anywhere. But just in case you’re short of ideas, here are a few particularly good muddy spots.

Inside the walled garden at Gibside


Stunning 18th-century landscape garden and haven for nature

View of knot garden and hall at Moseley Old Hall

Moseley Old Hall

A 17th century home famed for hiding King Charles II from Cromwell's army. A fruit orchard and striking 'knot' garden adorn the graceful gardens.

A long view of the house and garden at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Hatchlands Park

Hatchlands Park, home to 300 acres of natural parkland sweeping through Surrey, sheltering our classic country house

Looking across Knole Park, Kent.


A fascinating destination for a day out. Find out more about Knole, which is nestled in a medieval deer-park and full of hidden treasures.

A view to Six Wells Valley at Stourhead, Wiltshire

The Stourhead countryside 

There is lots of wonderful countryside to explore around Stourhead, within the Wiltshire Downs.

A view of the Italian Garden at Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart in County Down, Northern Ireland 

Come and see the unusual and inspiring gardens at Mount Stewart, created by Lady Londonderry. The mild climate of the lough allows a great variety of planting with a Mediterranean feel.