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Explore the Garden

The Market Garden at Archerfield Walled Garden continues the tradition of times past by restoring the raised beds of over a hundred years ago and growing vegetables and fruit of all varieties. Head Gardener, Erica Randall, and her team, are busy developing the rose garden over the winter months, as well as sowing the lawns and planting.

The garden is being re-designed in sections, with pathways guiding you around the replanted Herb Garden, Fruit Garden, Orchard & Meadow, Rose Garden, and perennial vegetable and edible flower beds. Brand new to the gardens are the children’s wildlife area and willow structures including a long and winding willow tunnel.

The vegetable garden currently provides a large proportion of the fruit and vegetables which Head Chef, Richard Wire uses in the Garden Café, creating unique menus using produce from the kitchen garden and the best local ingredients.


Visitors

We welcome visitors to our beautiful garden and polytunnel. Entry is FREE. Booking is not required.The gardens are open daily.

Opening hours: 

March to October - 9.30am to 5.00pm

November to February - 9.30am to 4.00pm.

You can take a little bit of Archerfield Walled Garden home by purchasing plants and seeds at the shop. Or why not enjoy a drink at the bar or a bite to eat our Garden Café.


History

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. The original kitchen garden was divided into three main compartments and had extensive ranges of glass, including seven vineries and two peach-houses, as well as forcing houses and pine pits. 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. While most of this garden was a kitchen garden, there were also some flower borders. The glasshouses were derelict and demolished in 1970’s, and the walled area to the east, now home to the Garden Café, was used as part of the farm yards.

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