Gardens

Gardens
Sympathetic to the beautiful, rolling Devon countryside, abundant natural water and the original mid 19th Century garden layout of William Grant, the gardens are an inspiring collection of the natural, formal, and contemporary.

At the Garden Lake you’ll find a collection of Rhododendrons representing the first key introduction of Rhododendrons to England the mid 18th Century.

ancient-trees-sqThe 18th Century walled garden has now been fully restored, providing all the vegetables consumed in the house, as well as seasonal fruit and cut flowers for the house. A new wildflower meadow has been sown to encourage insect and bird life whilst the 19th Century fern garden and Shell grotto are now being restored.

Adjacent to these, the apple Orchard has been replanted with traditional cider and juicing varieties. A delightful and intriguing Stumpery has been constructed entirely of stumps from the Estate and Hillersdon Wood.

Walled GardenThree historic lakes have also been dredged and restored and an entirely new Park Lake created, providing a haven for wildlife.

More wildlife can be found in 50-acre Deer Park, home to the Hillersdon herds of Red and Fallow Deer, the first here for over a century.

In addition to the above, there are many delightful Woodland Walks and stunning views in all directions to enchant visitors.