About the garden
Randle Baker Wilbraham
Rode Hall Gardens is set in a beautiful landscape designed by Humphry Repton in 1790. The extensive grounds include a formal rose garden designed by Nesfield in 1860, terraced rock garden, woodland garden and a two-acre walled kitchen garden.
The season starts with the Snowdrop Walks – a beautiful end-of-winter walk for all the family with a wonderfully diverse landscape and more than 70 varieties of snowdrops. Walk along paths among carpets of white flowers on an enchanting mile-long route.
Take in the wild beauty of cascading snowdrops in the Old Wood and Wild Garden as well as the scenic path down to the lake with drifts of snowdrops in the borders of the formal Nesfield garden in front of the hall.
Spring boasts a large variety of rhododendrons and azaleas, which are followed by a delightful display of ancient bluebells in May. The Bluebell Walk has become more extensive due to the recent discovery and restoration of an old path through the Old Wood, previously used by villagers walking to the house in the 1800s.
The kitchen garden comes into its own in the summer months and the rows upon rows of fruit and vegetables are a sight to behold. It is also home to world record-breaking gooseberries and provides all the fruit and vegetables for the tearooms and monthly farmers' market.