The gardens at Tyntesfield, near Bristol
Relatively unchanged since 1900 the gardens at Tyntesfield offer visitors a wide variety of spaces to enjoy – ranging from large open lawns to formal terraces to smaller spaces such as the Rose Garden. The Kitchen Garden is remarkably complete comprising of an Orangery, cut flower garden, walled vegetable garden and glasshouses with an interesting selection of working buildings.
Nestled in the hillside, the Rose Garden contains a variety of plants grown inside box edged beds and decorative tiled Gazebos provide a sheltered space to enjoy the garden.
The Gibbs family created their own arboretum and named it ‘Paradise’. There is a extensive selection of 19th century trees and shrubs, which illustrate the collecting habits of 4 generations of the Gibbs family.
Inside the brick and stone walls of the Kitchen Garden there is an array of home grown fruit and vegetables. Visitors can take some home in return for a donation, whilst the rest is used by the kitchen in Tyntesfield’s Cow Barn Restaurant. A range of working buildings survive intact and are still used for their original purpose – a potting shed, tool shed and apple store. Three large glasshouses also survive, housing much or the produce and particularly interesting because of their metal construction.
Orangery & cut flower garden
Recently restored, the classical Orangery forms the backdrop to the Cut Flower Garden where flowers are grown and used for the arrangements in the house.