2016 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great landscape designer, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (known thus, so they say, because of his habit of saying to garden owners/potential clients  “yes, this garden definitely has capability”!)

Whilst the current layout of the garden primarily dates back to the 19th century, Brown was responsible for the 3 lakes, the sight lines and tree planting to the main house , the Walled Kitchen Garden and the magnificent Orangery building which houses Camellias, thought to be the oldest in the country and dating to 1833.  The Orangery is also now a fabulous tea room!

A Christian conference centre for over 50 years, the house and gardens offer a place of spiritual sanctuary and refuge.  Happily, they are keen to share the garden with interested visitors (on condition we partake of tea and cake!)

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