About the garden
Alastair & Sheran Macdonald-Buchanan
The remarkable 18th-century landscaping of the park, with its vistas and lakes, provides the backdrop to the hall. The renowned gardens are of great variety with many specimen trees.
In the tranquil Wild Garden designed around a stream, visitors will enjoy an array of wildflowers, specimen acers and gunneras. The more formal gardens surrounding the hall are laid out as a series of individually planted ‘rooms’. There are pergolas, statues and rose borders, double herbaceous borders, pools and lily ponds and, on the south front, the formal parterre.
The gardens run to 13 acres in total. A number of distinguished designers have been involved in the development of the gardens: Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe and Dame Sylvia Crowe in the middle of the 20th century; and more recently, James Alexander Sinclair and Arne Maynard.