Winner of HHA/Christie’s Garden of the Year Award 2015


The stunning Italianate gardens were laid out in the late 19th Century by Sir George Sitwell. He was the brilliantly eccentric great-grandfather of the current owner Alexandra Sitwell. Walk around the formal garden enjoying the lawns and borders. Take a stroll down the lime avenue to see “The Angel of Fame”. Relax on one of the benches taking time to take in the beauty and tranquility of the gardens.

Venture further afield through the woodland and down to the lakes. Make use of the map to see “the classical temple” and other areas of interest on the way. The lakes are a haven for wildlife, look out for butterflies, dragonflies, and birds. Follow the path round the lake to take in the stunning views, and then up through the woods back to the lawns.

Throughout the season there are many garden highlights such as bluebells, delphiniums, camellias and roses. Please ask at the garden entrance for directions to the seasonal highlights.

The gardens offer a great place to experience the outdoors with plenty to see and enjoy for all ages. With open spaces and woodland for exploring with a family, sculpture, children’s maze and the national collection of Yuccas.

If you would like to know more about the gardens we offer garden tours for groups often lead by the head gardener.