What's happening News The Walled Garden From the 5th November 2018 we will be closing the gates on our Walled Garden for the Winter months. The Walled Garden with its contours and shapes is a unique and special place. The imposing wall was built in the seventeenth century with bricks made on the Estate. The garden is unusual because there is no fourth wall and the site instead slopes down to the lake. It would have been used to supply the Mansion House with fruit, vegetables and beautiful blooms. Photographic evidence of the garden during Thomas Phillips Price’s time suggests there had been an aesthetic approach to the planting there. In the intervening years the garden had become overgrown with a tangle of weeds. Following renovation our Walled Garden re-opened in 2003 having been designed by Brita von Schoenaich. It combines traditional and contemporary planting through a series of five separate gardens. The Walled Garden is designed for Spring and Summer interest. And so, over the Winter months we close the impressive double cedar gates in order to protect the ground conditions, and to prepare it for the next season.