The gardens at Washington Old Hall
From the orchard to the knott garden and the vegetable patch there's something to get everyone's inspiration flowing at our special place.
Small and contrasting
Developed at different times each garden is small and contrasting with elements of the past and present. They are unexpected and a welcoming escape from the hustle and bustle, nestled in the heart of Washington.
The stunning parterre recreates many 17th-century features including, symmetrical topiary design, espaliered (that's "trained to grow symmetrically against the wall" to you and me) fruit trees and a sensory array of herbs. Look out for the spectacular knot garden as you walk into the grounds.
Still in its infancy our orchard has a variety of English heritage apple trees that were recently planted on the sight of a previous orchard. Have you ever tasted an apple straight from the tree?
Plot to plate
Local school groups get their hands dirty growing vegetables in our raised the beds. They have great fun cooking and eating their produce alongside other edible delights from the rest of the gardens.
The nuttery is a wildflower nut orchard set in an acre of land bustling with nature. It is home to hundreds of species of insect, birds, mammals, pond life living in a multitude of habitats.