History of The Walled Garden
The Walled Garden and Home Farm served Archerfield House from the 18th century into the early 20th century and grew all manner of exotic fruits and vegetables as well as 110 varieties of apple and 57 of pear. In addition there was a mushroom house and ice house (both still standing and under restoration) and a gas works. The well in the centre of The Walled Garden is centuries old but was only recently discovered when work began. It now supplies the water which irrigates the developing garden. The farmland itself housed a racing stud and even a horse racing track at one time! Members of the Douglas-Hamilton family have lived, farmed and nurtured the land here since the 1960s and with the creation of The Walled Garden restaurant, craft shop, gallery, deli, brewery and outdoor trails, their legacy is breathing new life into this historic Estate.
The Market Garden
The Walled Garden will continue the tradition of times past by restoring the raised beds of over a hundred years ago and growing vegetables and fruit of all varities. Our new Head Gardener, Erica Randall is busy planning & planting our new Spring & Summer crops. To find out more, click on Erica's blog.