A garden centre occupies the glasshouses (now fully restored) by the well –known manufacturer Messenger and part of the old 23 acre (9.3 hectare) kitchen garden at Welbeck Abbey. There is a restaurant with pictures of the old kitchen garden, the rest of which is now a car park and a paddock, though 180 year-old pear trees still adorn the walls.
Established in Victorian times, 75 metres square walled garden. Wall, doors, gates: Door OK, new gates required. Glasshouses and Frames were demolished in 1970s. Shed converted to school building 1990s. Backsheds, workrooms, stores all converted to use as boarding houses. Animal housing, stables etc demolished over the years. Wells covered and capped. Ornaments on walled garden corner still in place. Currently not in use, looking to restore and bring back into production as school project. Project planning still at early stage.
Grade I listed walled garden, restored to its early 18th century design. Featuring wall-trained and free standing fruit trees, lawned areas, gravelled walks, two large ponds, borders, hedges, roses, pleached limes, ornamental parterre, an Irish yew walk and the National Ivy Collection. Restored glasshouse.
Designed by William Goldring in the early 1900s, the walled garden has been renovated over the past eight years with the aim of providing meaningful activities for adults with disabilities. Interested groups can be shown round the gardens by appointment.