You’ll find different styles and designs across the 80 acres including Italianate terraces, water features and well-stocked informal shrub borders.
Incorporated within the garden is plants from around the world. Although we celebrate the garden’s history, that doesn’t mean we don’t move with the times. Since 2012, we have opened new areas such as the Winter Garden, the Old Park Meadow and The Far End, a riverside garden that invites you to enjoy a moment or two of solitude and relaxation.
The garden is famous for its bright, sunshine yellow Laburnum arch, a sign that spring has sprung and warmer weather is on its way. It is the longest laburnum arch in the UK and you’ll find it at its magnificent best during May and June.
There is so much to discover here including the links to plant hunters from the 19th and 20th centuries. Numerous expeditions brought back a range of plants including Magnolia, Rhododendron forrestii, Eucryphia and Embothrium, all of which formed the basis of the garden.
Gifted to The National Trust in 1949, the garden has lost none of its beauty, retaining strong links with the families and gardeners of the past. Enjoy a walk in its relaxing ambience, and allow yourself to be immersed in the sensory world of nature.