The Star Plantation, located between the Castle and Millennium Parterre, is a beautiful, mature woodland garden.
Following a major storm in 1993, the Star Plantation was dramatically redesigned by Jim Marshall, former gardens advisor to the National Trust. Filled with ornamental trees, flowering shrubs, evergreens and bulbs, it is a delightful place to walk, play and ponder life.
At its heart is a delightful wrought iron seat surrounding a lime tree – the idea place for a family photograph or a picnic. From the centre, there are a series of radiating paths which lead you back to the Castle or on to the Millennium Parterre.