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Distance from Car Park

The Italian Garden, to the East of the castle, was laid out by Countess Cecilia, the Queen Mother’s mother, c.1910 to designs by Arthur Castings. Bounded by Yew Hedges, this garden includes a raised terrace between two small gazebos, from which can be seen fan-shaped parterres of formal beds separated by gravel walks. Other features include pleached alleys of Beech, a stone fountain and ornamental gates which commemorate the HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 80th birthday.

The Italian Garden with its formal borders and lavish plantings provides a colourful haven where you can see the spectacular floral displays typical of the splendour enjoyed in the Edwardian era. Lovingly designed by Countess Cecilia, wife of the 14th Earl and mother to HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, this garden is a pleasure to stroll through.

Wildlife seen in the Italian Garden

  • Butterflies
  • Bees
  • Pheasants
  • Squirrels