Our Garden was designed in the early 1900s by Sir Reginald Blomfield: architect, garden designer and author. Yew hedges divide the garden into rooms, each one with its own atmosphere. Topiary peacocks welcome visitors at the front door and densely planted borders ensure botanical interest from spring through to autumn. The Tudor Villagers Garden boasts historic vegetables and herbs, whilst mature trees provide shaded seating and stunning autumn colour. Heritage fruit trees grow in the orchard and there’s a designated Silent Space should you wish to simply sit back and enjoy views of the surrounding rolling countryside.
There is lots of exciting changes happening the garden at Sulgrave Manor.
We plan to enclose the current herb garden area to create a series of new garden rooms and add interest to our planting. In the lower half of the current area we will be creating a new Rock Garden as per Reginald Blomfield’s plans. Unfortunately, Blomfield left no clues as to what he expected to see in the rock garden. However, we know that these were very popular features in the early 20th Century and so we can build an idea of what he might have suggested by looking at contemporary Rock Gardens from that time. The Alpine craze led to the introduction of new plants and ways to display them. Our new Rock Garden will feature a new cedar Alpine House and coldframes, the house will have lots of ventilation needed to provide the correct conditions for Alpine plants.
We are now open for the season on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays until Sunday 30th October 2022.
We are taking bookings for wedding and events for 2023 and beyond. Contact us for more information.
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