The Gardens

The gardens are stunning with a wealth of interesting features set within a ha-ha (sunken wall). Although obviously at their best during the summer months, there is always something of interest to enjoy throughout the year.


This stunning country house has the perfect garden for weddings as they make a magical backdrop for truly memorable photographs. For other parties they are a delight simply for roaming in. For lectures, meetings, exhibitions etc they provide a relaxing & pleasant space for breaks between sessions.

The house is approached through the very private drive with woodland on one side & mature trees on the other. The gardens are set within their own parkland so that for almost as far as the eye can see becomes the client’s exclusive world for the day.

The rose garden nestles invitingly behind the pleached limes with the lily pond in the centre. The wisteria arbour provides a colourful backdrop in May.

The sunken Italian garden contains a plethora of roses & flowering shrubs – a dream of colour in summer months graduating to Autumn yellows & oranges.

The apple pergola makes a romantic setting for wedding photographs. It is licenced for Civil Ceremonies and has also been used for a blessing so you can use it for an outdoor wedding in the summer or winter!

The beautiful golden laburnum walk provides an enchanting ‘aisle’ for a newly married couple to have a lovely stroll.


For those who feel like a stroll, the stunning woodland dell has the original Victorian winding paths, cleverly fashioned in to the manner of an amphitheatre.

The kitchen garden is contemporary with the house. Its original brick walls and 18th century box edged beds make an attractive setting but still fulfil their original purpose of providing produce for the house.

After dark, the front of the house is floodlit and this extends the enjoyment of the house – croquet has been played on the lawn after dinner! Meaning the fun can go on well after the sun goes down!

The gardens are listed in the Daily Telegraph Good Garden Guide and are open for the National Gardens Scheme each year. They are not normally open to the public but parties can visit by arrangement.


Please contact Carolyn and Charles de Salis directly to arrange a group visit to the gardens; 

01963 440344