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The Garden and Woodland Walk

The Main Garden, Walled Garden and Woodland Walk offer the chance to stroll, relax and explore with plenty of space and a play area for children to enjoy and let off steam.
The Main Garden

The garden offers plenty of tranquil space where you are welcome to stroll, relax and explore.

For flower lovers, the borders are at their best from late Spring to early Autumn with informal herbaceous beds and an abundance of climbing roses.

The Walled Garden

Leading off the main lawn, the walled garden is full of surprises!

Inspect the ornamental plot full of vegetables from humble leeks and carrots to the more exotic stems of globe artichokes

Bee Corner
Look at the Wildflower border, planted specially to encourage bees and pollinators and situated alongside our Bee Corner, where you’ll find lots of information about these fascinating and vital creatures.
The Insect Hotel
Why not "check in" and see if you can discover who's staying at the Insect Hotel.
The Caterpillar Maze
This is a must for children who love running round the interlocking paths and seeing if they can get to the middle without cheating! Don’t worry, it’s a path maze, rather than a hedge maze, so they won’t get lost!
The Herb Garden Pavilion
NEW FOR 2021 - Visit our newly developed Herb and Sensory Garden, and Herb Garden Pavilion, generously funded by a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund for the Heritage.

The Herb Garden Pavilion provides a shady spot and seating where visitors can enjoy a quiet break in the peace of the Walled Garden, whilst it has also been licensed for Wedding and Civil Partnership ceremonies so that couples can tie the knot in this most idyllic of settings.

The Woodland Walk
A winding path leads out of the main garden and into the Woodland Walk. It’s a beautiful place for a stroll at any time of year and a wondrous space for children to explore.
Loads to See and Do
A Tree Face Trail sheet, nature trail notes and a brass rubbing crayon and paper are provided in the children’s activity packs, and they will also find helpful and informative interpretation boards along the way.
Adventure Playground
If they still have the energy, there is a playground to enjoy with a climbing wall, swings and a slide, before tucking into a well-deserved ice cream!