Top five things to do at Packwood

Flowers in front of Packwood

There's lots of tings to do at Packwood this summer. Here are our top five things to do with the whole family.

From beautiful flower displays to ancient yew trees and perfect places for al fresco feasts, there's lots for the whole family this summer. Below is a list of our top 5 things to do here at Packwood...

Wander around the gardens

Packwood’s contemporary mingled style garden, with herbaceous borders, wildflower meadows and beautiful orchard, is the perfect place to dream of carefree days. The gardens are noted for their exciting and colourful borders, unusual plants, bountiful Kitchen Garden and magnificent yew trees - come and discover this Warwickshire gem.

The summer months in Packwood's Kitchen Garden
Packwood's Kitchen Garden flower borders
The summer months in Packwood's Kitchen Garden

Explore the house

Graham Baron Ash created his own private world at Packwood, enveloping himself in the warmth of nostalgia and creating a sepia tinted world all of his own. In this dream-like world he threw great parties for the county and Packwood House became a stage where he could live out his primly perfect version of country house hospitality. Discover this fascinating story as you explore the rooms.

The long gallery at Packwood
A view of the long gallery at Packwood
The long gallery at Packwood

Discover the Prospect Room out on the estate

Walk out into the landscape and discover the Prospect Room positioned beyond the lake with panoramic views of Packwood’s stunning landscape. The installation explores the connection between the house and the garden, between internal and external spaces, aiming to enhance Packwood’s unique spirit with a creative and contemporary twist.

Have you visited the contemporary art installation out on the estate?
The artists visiting the Prospect Room
Have you visited the contemporary art installation out on the estate?

Enjoy a picnic on the lawn

With beautiful herbaceous borders, towering yew trees and wildflower meadows Packwood has a wealth of picturesque spots to enjoy an al-fresco lunch in the sunshine. One of our favourite places to enjoy a picnic is on the tennis lawn. Surrounded by views of the house, the lake and Packwood’s famous yew garden this makes an ideal spot to while away a few careless hours in the sun.

Enjoy a picnic on the tennis lawn
Picnic at Packwood House, Warwickshire
Enjoy a picnic on the tennis lawn

Take a stroll around the Warwickshire countryside

Bring your walking boots for a stroll across the Warwickshire countryside. Perfect for families, don your wellies and get muddy on Packwood's Welly Walk or go for a longer stroll taking in the Stratford Upon Avon Canal. 

Enjoy a walk on our circular walk around Packwood
Circular walk around Packwood House, Warwickshire
Enjoy a walk on our circular walk around Packwood