Discover the Walled Garden
When you reach Garden Pond, a mini-lake often covered in waterlilies and home to a family of geese, you will catch a glimpse of the jewel of the Garden - our enchanting Walled Garden.
Hidden beyond Neptune’s Gate at edge of the wood, the Walled Garden is an unexpected gem - a wonderful surprise for first time visitors and must-see place for many of our returning visitors.
Although built in 1760 to grow fruit and vegetables, this irregular shaped and contoured Walled Garden is now filled with colourful themed borders, decorative shrubs and specimen plants.
As you enter the garden, a stone staircase sweeps down either side of the Mary Pool, a pond of clear water which feeds the stream that trickles down through the garden.
Further down the garden, yew hedges enclose a small nuttery, full of spring bulbs and ornamental trees, while the cut flower border beyond bursts with summer colour.
A Gardener's View