Cottage Garden

The Old Cottage Garden is traditionally English in style and has a planting scheme designed by HRH The Prince of Wales and the late Rosemary Verey. A mixture of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants and bulbs provides year-round colour. The oak summer house, designed by The Prince of Wales and Mark Hoare, and built by the Estate team, offers structural interest and charm. A stone seat of Derbyshire gritstone, made by masons from Hereford Cathedral, circles a topiarised English yew and was designed by Julian and Isabel Bannerman.

The New Cottage Garden is planted with a mixture of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, and has an exuberant yellow, pink and blue theme. The trees include a black mulberry as well as variegated tulip trees.

A toddler Prince Harry was once found hiding in this urn

A central drift of the resilient Salvia memorosa 'Lubecca'

Repeated clusters of Hebe rakaiensis guard the corners of the Cottage Garden