8th November 2020

"Amongst 12 of Best Secret Gardens in the UK"
- Tania Pascoe, Guardian
"Paradise regained"
- Stephen Lacey, Beautiful Britain
"Secret Garden"
- Uniquely Away Summer
"Water-encircled harmony"
- Annie Green-Armytage, Landscape
“A blossoming romance”
- Tim Longville, Period Living
“The impressive garden of a 15th century moated house… where old meets new”
- Jackie Bennett, The English Garden
“Perfect in every detail”
- Leslie Geddes-Brown, Country Life
"Inspirational gardens from around the world"
- Claire Takacs, Dreamscapes
"Dream gardens"
- Widget Finn, Gardens Illustrated
"Hidden and Romantic"
- Roger Last, Norfolk Gardens

8th November 2020

Sadly we have closed the garden gate for 2020.

What a year it has been!! Lockdown from March -but we continued to keep working in the gardens, and when we finally did open on May 27th we were rewarded with masses of very enthusiastic visitors who all self distanced and followed our one way system.

It was a summer with weather like no other, flowers and fruit blossomed and everyone seemed just happy to be outside. Marvellous.

We were shortlisted for the Historic House 2020 Garden of the year award and the results are next week. We are very humbled by the support given to us but in truth our footfall is very small in comparison to the other gardens and we are not expectant. Nevertheless with your help we have made a good fight of it and justified our selection so thank you.

Spurred on, we have many little tweaks planned for this winter but first are busy putting the garden to bed, planting bulbs, clearing leaves etc. I have sown my sweet peas and we are putting tender plants, such as the Oleander, into the Coffee shop and away from the frosts.

I will continue to post photos on Facebook and Instagram so do keep an eye on what we are doing and we look forward to welcoming you back next spring.


Stay safe and good gardening

Lynda Tucker

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