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Explore the garden at Shugborough

Shugborough Estate Misty River Sow
Shugborough Arboretum | © National Trust Images / David Goacher

Take a stroll around the garden at Shugborough and see innovation in the walled garden, tranquillity in the formal garden and marvel at nature in the arboretum. Here’s a brief guide on what to look out for.

Walled Garden

The walled garden was built in 1805 and was an example of innovation and technology. Today we champion the use of innovative and creative gardening techniques.

What's growing?

A wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers, are growing in the walled garden, some of which you can take home for a small donation.

Two adults and a child walk through the giant yew trees at Shugborough
Shugborough Walled Garden | © National Trust Images/ Jana Eastwood

Formal garden

Behind the house is the magnificent formal garden. Take a break on a bench to admire the seasonal blooms on the terraces and spot the ruin, standing stoically by the river.


Journey over the river and discover the arboretum, and what was once Lord Lichfield’s private garden. The arboretum is home to a collection of oak trees grown from acorns collected from around the world by Lord Lichfield himself.

Take nothing but pictures

During your visit, please don’t take any foliage home with you. Support us in our efforts to keep our countryside secure from the spread of serious plant diseases. Because of this, we ask you to take nothing but photos and memories. Please share your photos with us on Facebook and Instagram.

Visitors walking towards the house at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire.

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