The Walled Garden and Adventure Playground are closed for the season and we look forward to re-opening in Spring 2016 at the start of Phase 1 of the enhanced gardens project.
Described by gardening writer, Anna Pavord, as 'wondrous' with 'rampageous, outrageous crash of colours' the Walled Garden is a rare example of a Victorian Kitchen Garden. Relocated to the West of the Castle in 1857, the Walled Gardens historically were used to grow fruit and vegetables for the Castle Kitchen and to provide flowers for the house. This tradition continues today with peaches grapes and plants grown in the original glass houses and soft fruit, vegetables and flowers in the fruit cage, vegetable garden and herbaceous border.
The four herbaceous borders (the Spring Border, the Summer Border, the Blue and Silver and the Hot Border) flower at different points throughout late Spring and the Summer months. They offer spectacular visions of colour, texture and the most delicious scents. The perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon with an ice cream!
The Terrace Cafe, Deli and Gift shop is open daily all year round. 10am to 4pm.