On Saturday 25 May 2019 our brand new museum and restored historic rooms open for the first time! Find out more

In the garden

Spring is a busy time in the garden. After a long winter, green leaves and early blossoms are suddenly everywhere. A true delight to see.

narcissus flowers and bluebells with the palace in the distance

The walled garden is especially full of activity as gardeners plant and prepare the vegetable and flower beds — leading to beautiful displays and bountiful crops all summer long.

Look out for:
  • spring bulb displays, including the first snowdrops near the garden’s south path and daffodils by the main drive and throughout the garden
  • flowering time for our spectacular Chinese wisteria, Wisteria sinensis in the walled garden
  • the vegetable garden in the walled garden starting to fill out with sowings of vegetables and planted flowers the fruit trees in the orchard, along the walled garden walls and the apple arch all bursting into blossom

Find out more about our garden.

Garden opening times

Botanic garden

dawn – dusk

Walled garden summer

10.15 – 16.15

Walled garden winter

10.15 – 15.45