To walk through the gardens is to walk through the history of gardening itself, and since 1725, each successive owner of the Egerton family estate played a part in the evolution of the gardens and sought the expertise of the leading landscape architects of the time. There are a number of distinct areas within the 50 acres of garden.
Created over 100 years ago, our Japanese Garden is renowned for it's authenticity around the world, including Japan. Features include a Shinto Shrine, Tea House, Flying Goose Bridge, lanterns, Almond-Eye Bridge and a mound representing a snow-capped Mount Fuji.
Crops growing in our three walled gardens and orchard are tended to and harvested by our team of gardeners. This produce is then passed on to chefs in our on-site restaurants and used in seasonal dishes for you to enjoy.
Our Fernery, Conservatory and Pinery are impressive examples of glasshouses built in the 1800s and remain intact. The Egertons imported tropical plants from their travels to New Zealand and Australia, some of which are still part of the collection today.
The Pleasure Grounds refer to a collection of distinct areas within the Gardens which were designed specifically for enjoyment. These include the Maze, Charlotte's Garden, Topiary, Italian Garden, Rose Garden, Tower Garden, Arboretum, Choragic Monument and African Hut