Top kitchen gardens

When it comes to self sufficiency, we're leading the way at many of our kitchen gardens. From keeping rare breed chickens to growing organic Georgian prickly cucumbers, the fully working kitchen gardens on our estates are great places to witness the ‘plot to plate’ revolution. What's more, some of the sustainable and seasonal produce grown in our kitchen gardens is used in the delicious dishes made fresh in our cafés every day.

Various edible plants growing in the Kitchen Garden in June at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall

The kitchen garden, Attingham Park, Shropshire 

At Attingham Park, Shropshire, the two-acre kitchen garden grows a host of unusual varieties.

Cold frames and a glasshouse in the Kitchen Garden at Beningbrough Hall, North Yorkshire

The kitchen garden, Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire 

Visit the kitchen garden at Beningbrough Hall - a Victorian walled garden and one of the first that we renovated.

The kitchen garden at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

The kitchen garden, Chartwell, Kent 

The walled garden gives us an intimate picture of history. Containing everything from fruit and veg to bright flowers, there's something for everyone inside the walls that Churchill himself built.

The glasshouses in the Kitchen Garden at Clumber Park

The kitchen garden, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire 

Hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables are grown in four acres of kitchen garden and the longest glasshouse we care for.

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.

Gardeners working in the walled garden

The kitchen garden, Knightshayes Court, Devon

A kitchen garden on a grand scale and part of an extensive estate.

The herb garden at Llanerchaeron

The kitchen garden, Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion 

A perfectly preserved Welsh kitchen garden from the 18th century.

A view from the Sissinghurst veg garden

The kitchen garden, Sissinghurst Castle, Kent 

A world-famous garden in its own right, created by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson.

The restored kitchen garden at Tatton Park, Cheshire

The kitchen garden, Tatton Park, Cheshire 

A truly historical garden only growing varieties that were grown before 1900.

The Kitchen Garden in June at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall
The Walled Garden in July at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

The kitchen garden, Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire 

Four-and-a-half acres of organic gardens with rare varieties and period features.