The gardens are our pride and joy and are deliberately aimed at garden lovers.
Our extensive grounds (in total 90 acres) offer the chance to wander in beautiful, tranquil, natural surroundings and observe a wide variety of plants and wildlife.
In the garden (approx. 25 acres) the season starts with bulbs. There are thousands of snowdrops in February, followed by a magnificent display of prewar daffodils for which the gardens are famous from late March onwards. In Spring through to early Summer the Woodland Garden is particularly lovely with rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias.
The formal gardens, including the herbaceous borders and rockery are in front of the house and come into their own from June onwards. The Bog Garden is planted with herbaceous material grown from seed collected in the wild, which will beof particular interest to natural plant lovers. The Arboretum covers about 65 acres of woodland walks with over 11,000 trees and shrubs planted from 1988, mostly labelled.
The East Arboretum is not suitable for wheelchairs.