The garden at Little Moreton Hall

The garden border at Little Moreton Hall in full bloom

Our small garden has so much to offer all year round. Have a seat and a quiet read in the tranquil knot garden or take a gentle stroll around the moat.

Our Tudor garden is planted with a wealth of herbs and vegetables, useful for cooking and medicine.  You can find out more about what's there and how it was used by talking to the gentlewomen when you visit.  Look out for the medlar tree in our orchard - the Tudors used the fruit to make jelly.

The moat at Little Moreton Hall dates back to the middle ages and was likely a status symbol to prove how well the Moretons had done for themselves.  Nowadays the moat is alive with wildlife, including tufted ducks and moorhens. Take a stroll around when you visit and see which species you can spot.

Little Moreton Hall ducks
Little Moreton Hall ducks
Little Moreton Hall ducks

The knot garden is an ideal place to catch your breath and enjoy a tranquil few moments sitting on a bench and enjoying the atmosphere of calm.  It isn't an original Tudor feature but was planted in 1972 based on an Elizabethan design.  Its design echoes the beautiful quatrefoil patterns on the Hall itself. You will notice that the back of the house is very decorative - this is because the original approach to the house, before the A34 was built, would have run around the back.  The Moretons knew the importance of first impressions!