The late 18th century 8 acre walled garden housed a commercial fruit farm in the latter half of the 20th century but more recently has fallen into disrepair. The Estate is now at the beginning of a major rejuvenation project for the garden with the aim that it will open to the public during 2013
The walled garden is under restoration, and hopes to open formally in 2013. One greenhouse up and two to go. Best to visit on Sat am and Weds pm. The emphasis is on the cultivation of fruit, vegetables and flowers from the period 1875-1900, especially those grown in the islands of Guernsey and Jersey as well as nearby Normandy. Walk in all year round except Sundays.
Privately owned garden open during the summer. The park and garden used to belong to Beatrix Potter’s uncle and the walled garden there is thought to be the inspiration for the kitchen garden in The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. Charming garden recreated as closely as possible to its original layout, mostly flowers with some vegetables and espaliered fruit trees.
Small groups welcome to visit by arrangement under the Natural England Open Access Scheme or on a NGS Open Day. The walled garden was reconstructed from scratch by Philippa Lambert with greenhouse, potting shed and quadripartite design arranged as a decorative potager,