Had a wonderful day out here mid summer when the gardens were at their best. They were wonderful and a real treat for those who are garden lovers and interested in planting schemes, but also anyone who just wants to stroll amongst our wonderful history. The white garden laid out by Gertrude Jeykll was stunning.
The buildings are very interesting, especially as this was the very first house purchased and saved by the NT. It almost bankrupt them! Even the car park was pretty enough to picnic in. There are some craft workshops and a 2nd hand bookshop as part of the complex, the restaurant looked very nice and easy to spend a whole day here if you are so inclined.
I would not recommend a visit during school holidays (unless you have children) as it was very busy when we went and must be heaving in August. We found some quiet corners and even spotted some rare birds flitting amongst the gardens. Combine this with nearby Lytes Cary Manor and you have a perfect long weekend in this part of England.
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