Gardens at Shugborough

Garden volunteer tending to dahlias

Take a stroll around our gardens. See innovation in the walled garden, tranquility in the formal gardens and marvel at nature in the arboretum.

Walled Garden


Designed by Samuel Wyatt, the Grade II Listed Walled Garden was built 1805-06 to replace a kitchen garden that sat closer to the Mansion, and was a centre of innovation. Gardeners from around the country used to visit to hone their craft and learn from the very best. Our walled garden produces fruit and vegetables that you can buy for a donation in the plant centre, the rest go straight back into the tearooms for you to taste. 


By the Head Gardeners House you will see our Dahlia Glasshouse, which reimagines the towering glass structures that would have stood there

Formal Garden


Behind the mansion is our magnificent formal garden. Take a break on a bench to take in the beautiful seasonal blooms on the terraces. You will also be able to spot the ruin, standing stoically by the river.

Did you know that our yew trees take a whole week to clip into shape?
Gardener on a ladder strimming a yew tree in the formal garden at Shugborough
Did you know that our yew trees take a whole week to clip into shape?

Arboretum


Journey over the river and discover the arboretum. Wander around what was once Lord Lichfield’s private garden. Make sure that you savour the view back towards the mansion. Our arboretum is particularly special as we have oaks from all around the world. Travel through America, Europe and Asia on your walk. 

Explore the outdoors this Autumn at Shugborough
Girl sat on the floor in the leaves
Explore the outdoors this Autumn at Shugborough