The Formal Gardens at Woolbeding

The Well Garden

Enjoy visiting our formal garden rooms, each one thoughtfully laid out with the help of notable garden designers Lanning Roper in the 1980s and the Bannermans in the late 1990s.

Entrance Garden

When you arrive, you will be welcomed into the Entrance Garden which was formally the old farmyard. This area was completely transformed by Julian and Isabel Bannerman by creating a Mediterranean feel with formal water pools surrounded by african lilies and olive trees.

The West Borders

At the heart of the garden are the West Borders. A palette of blue, white and pale yellow, roses, tulips and forget me knots carefully line the avenue, perfectly framing the view beyond the gates into the countryside. The walls are full of climbing roses and the borders are bursting with bloom in full season.

The Well Garden

Admire the combined textures, tones and shapes of the leaves that make up the four immaculate box-hedged beds surrounding the Italian well. Here you will find collectors items such as Shefflera from Taiwan or Oreopanax from Mexico that carefully share a bed with British natives.

The Herb Garden

This corner of the garden features a sundial at the centre and spiralling topiary balls alongside English apples climbing up the walls. In season, the beds are filled with, lavender, thyme and plenty of seasonings for the kitchen.

The Fountain Garden

Well hidden within the walls of the formal garden, the fountain is one of the hidden gems at Woolbeding. From here you will see that each corner of the garden is laid out in a colour wheel from rich pinks, splashes of blue to sunset oranges, with many flowers for you to enjoy during your visit.

The Orangey

The orangey houses an array of potted citrus and conservatory plants. Designed by Philipp Jebb in the 1970’s, it is the perfect spot to enjoy view the luxurious pool garden.

New Greenhouse Garden

Behind a hidden door you will discover the new greenhouse and admire an exotic jungle like collection of plants and ferns that are kept constantly warm to encourage these striking plants to grow all year around. 

Just ask

If you would like to know more about any of the plants of features at Woolbeding out friendly garden team are always on hand to answer any questions.