gardens

The Herb Garden

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This small, paved herb garden benefits from the backdrop of a mature Banksian rose, Rosa banksia var. banksia ‘lutea’, and a wealth of ivy on the water tower behind.
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A fabulous habitat for breeding birds and over wintering moths, the value of the ivy should not be underestimated. Though named the Herb Garden, this garden struggles to produce the same vitality in herbs grown here, as we see elsewhere on the estate. A strong rosemary bush thrives, as does a vigorous bay tree, but the other herbs would enjoy a sunnier spot.  Seasonal highlights include the stunning display of lilac bearded irises in May and the delightful scent of the myrtle blossom in mid-Summer. Visitors to this garden may enjoy peaking through a window in the yew hedge to the Butterfly Garden next door.

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Whether you are an individual, or a larger group, wishing to enjoy a tour of the gardens, our gardeners will be delighted to show you round and introduce you to these stunning naturalistic gardens.

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Garden tours

Just £8 per person, including refreshments
Wednesdays: 2nd June - 29th Sept
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Private tours

£40 for up to 5 people, including refreshments
Fridays: 4th June - 24th Sept
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Private groups

By appointment only
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1st June- 30th Sept
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