The gardens are laid out in early 17th century style with fully labelled trees and plants. The gardens include well stocked flower beds, working plant beds, herb garden and heritage orchard, an ornamental maze and some ‘wilderness’ areas. They are tended by a team of volunteers.

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


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