A GARDEN CREATED BY PLANT HUNTERS
The 1st Countess of Ilchester, Elizabeth Fox- Strangways established the gardens in 1765 as a kitchen garden, to her nearby castle.
It has developed since then into a 30 acre award winning garden of major significance. The readers of the Daily Telegraph voted it their favourite garden, it has won the HHA/Christie’s Garden of the Year Award , and been described by Alan Titchmarsh as “ One of the finest gardens I have ever visited “
Famous for its spring and summer colour the garden is also a very popular wedding and events venue. The Colonial restaurant offers excellent locally sourced food, and the shop and plant centre are of high quality.
Open 7 days a week except for a short period over Christmas and New Year, parking is free.