The 17th century style Gardens

The gardens are laid out in early 17th century style with a wide range of carefully researched and fully labelled trees and plants. The labels are stuffed full of informative and entertaining information.  The gardens include well stocked flower beds, working plant beds, herb and vegetable gardens and heritage orchard, an ornamental maze, some ‘wilderness’ areas and a plant stall (in season). The gardens are developed and maintained by a team of volunteers. There are also garden guides which can be browsed.


If you would like to join the garden volunteer team, please email


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