The 17th century style Gardens


During this latest lockdown, once again a small garden Volunteer team has been working very hard to care for the gardens and develop new areas. Due to nature taking its course over the last few month, the garden may not quite be as spectacular as this time last year.

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.

Click here to watch an introduction to the gardens

A photo of a pergola in the herb gardenA close up photo of vegetables growing A sign Shakespeare the Botanist A stall holding plants for sale to raise funds for The Friend's of the HouseA photo of a sundial in the garden with a hop plant growing on a frame behind it  A photo of white and pink campions and label

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


  • Leicester County Council
  • The National Forest
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  • Visit England
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  • LPL Awards Highly Commended 2017
  • Food Hygiene
  • Autism East Midlands
  • Heritage Awards 2017