There are some room closures this week, see our opening times for further details.

In the garden

In summer our garden comes into it’s own, with crops of fruit and vegetables weighing down the market barrow and brightly coloured flowers vying for attention with our honey bees.

The walled garden is especially full of activity as gardeners tend to and harvest the crops we’ve been growing this year. Watch out for the sprinklers!

Look out for:
  • brightly coloured dahlias against the Tudor brick wall of the walled garden
  • the espalier fruit trees start bearing their crops including peaches and plums
  • the new Bishop Compton beds are starting to come into their own as they really bed in, see the Magnolia virginiana which we planted this spring

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