The Gardens comprise Upper and Lower Lakes set in nine acres of woodland and gardens, and are home to a National Collection of over a hundred varieties of Hardy Water Lily (Nymphaea) which bloom on them from mid-June to the end of August. There are walkways around both Lakes, an ornamental bridge, a Victorian Garden, an Aviary, a Rockery and a Stumpery, the latter being the most recent addition to this popular visitor attraction. The Stewart Museum houses a fascinating collection of artefacts collected by Major Stewart on eight world tours that were undertaken between 1906 and 1926, several of which have been deemed by UNESCO as being of national and international importance.
Events are held throughout the spring and summer, and include our annual Tulip Festival in May, Children’s Events on Wednesdays during the spring and summer holiday periods, regular Sunday brass band concerts, and outdoor theatre events. A café, gift shop and playground are situated on the site, and all facilities are wheelchair and pushchair friendly.