An intimate Arts and Crafts garden

Snowshill Manor Well Court in spring

2020 marks the centenary of the garden at Snowshill. Initially designed in 1920 by prominent Arts and Crafts architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, and crafted by Charles Wade, the garden is a series of outdoor rooms, each with a different moods, views and curious features.

A series of outdoor rooms, the garden provides an extention of Charles Wade's modest living quarters in The Priest's House and the manor itself.

Comprising two acres, it includes formal lawns, colourful borders and water features - with plenty of benches to sit down and take a moment.

Garden rooms

Split into a number of 'rooms', the garden includes Armillary Court, home to the sphere on top of a stone pillar; The Jolly Roger, a small building which Wade used as his summer house; Well Court, home to the 24-hour garden clock; a cow-byre, dovecote and kitchen garden.

The seasonal changes in the garden are spectacular. Come in the springtime and you'll see the beautiful blossom and a sea of daffodils in the orchard. The summer sees the wildlife emerge - the bees, butterflies and birds going about their business. Towards the close of the year, in September and October, the garden and the valley running alongside show a beautiful display of autumn colour.

'Wolf's Cove'

The garden is also home to 'Wolf's Cove', a reinstated model village (currently a work in progress).