Summer is a beautiful time of year and the Garden is well worth a visit. Its a great place to stroll around and enjoy our bedding scheme for this year, or just lay out your blanket and enjoy a picnic in the sun. The only thing we ask is you do not picnic on the lawns immediately in front of the House.
Don't forget to head to our Plant Centre, at the bottom of the exit drive, where you can purchase some of the plants you have seen on display in our Gardens.
A visit to the Gardens wouldn't be complete without seeing our working Aviary, created by Baron Ferdinand in the late 19th Century.
To make it easier to navigate around the Gardens, download a copy of our Gardens map in advance of your visit.
Our Green Policy
From peat-free compost to recycling rubbish, being environmentally friendly in the Gardens is very important to us.
Seasons in the Garden
Winter is a beautiful time of year, when the bare trees get covered in frost and snow and provide a magical feel to the gardens.
Spring is here. The days are lighter and brighter and the bulbs are starting to push their way up through the ground.
Bedding changeover. Bluebells and lilies-of-the-valley are in full flower. Our stunning three dimensional giant carpet bedding birds appear by the Aviary.
The rose garden is in full bloom and a delightful place to sit and relax.
Gardens Map Download
Find your way around the gardens a little easier by downloading a copy of our Gardens Map in advance of your visit.
Our Gardens are home to all types of wildlife and through the seasons you'll get to see many different animals, birds, insects and bugs. Spring is on it's way so keep an eye on all our trees for birds beginning to nest and we might start to have little fledglings in the Aviary. Or try out our new woodland walk along Miss Alice's Drive where you can hunt for bugs, balance on stepping stones and take a look at the bird houses we've put up.
Do you love gardening? Have you got some time to spare? Then why not volunteer to become part of our team of gardening gurus…and help the gardens continue to bloom and look beautiful year round.