Kitchen Walled Garden
In the upper garden, box-edged walks divide crop-rotating areas which are accented by an arrangement of old, trimmed apple trees. The orchard on the lower steeper area is flooded in springtime with blossoms and bulbs. Around the walls are apples, pears, and plums, along the lower cordon of redcurrants. The gladioli, allium, and delphiniums in the cutting garden attract butterflies and bees.
Bright pink nerines and sedum appear later in the year, and rows of lettuce, dark red cabbage, peas, and beans will also flourish. The entire 26-acre garden is managed to improve wildlife habitats and was specifically created to draw various birds, such as tits, robins, and blackbirds, who are drawn to the fruit and vegetables.