The 17th century style Gardens


The gardens are laid out in early 17th century style with a wide range of carefully researched and fully labelled trees and plants. The labels are stuffed full of informative and entertaining information, perfect for homeschooling and informal learning for all ages.  The gardens include well stocked flower beds, working plant beds, herb and vegetable gardens and heritage orchard, an ornamental maze, some ‘wilderness’ areas and a well-stocked plant stall (in season). The gardens are developed and maintained by a team of volunteers and funded by the Friends of the 1620s House and Garden. There are also garden guides which can be browsed as well as children’s trails to follow.

Click here to watch an introduction to the gardens

A photo of a pergola in the herb garden  A sign Shakespeare the Botanist A stall holding plants for sale to raise funds for The Friend's of the House  A photo of a sundial in the garden with a hop plant growing on a frame behind it  A photo of white and pink campions and label



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