Magnificent estate with productive gardens, museum and parkland.
Size of site:
Every day except Christmas Day
Summer: 28 March – 30 October
9.00AM – 6.00PM
Winter: 31 October – 27 March
9.00AM – 4.30PM
Car park (free)
7 minutes by taxi from Castle Cary train station. Not accessible by bus.
Rich with the heady scent of summer, these traditional flowers come in many beautiful varieties.
Delicate fronds unfurl every spring in old tree stumps and wet ground, as they have for millions of years.
With no purpose other than to amuse, bemuse or confuse, these are odd garden buildings and structures.
With grass at your feet and fruit ripening above, this shady spot is perfect for a hot summer day.
Whimsical shapes and statues clipped from a coat of densely-packed green leaves.
A British favourite, carpeting woodland floors in undulating swathes of green and purple from mid May.
Delicate blossoms foreshadow apple-green leaves, these sculptural trees are stunning in spring.
White and green flowers burst into life in midwinter, through even the hardest of frosts.
Run your fingers through these plants to release a rich perfume or pick a few leaves to season a meal.
Whether a formal fountain or wildlife pond, water provides space for tranquility and reflection.
With winter protection and high humidity, these are perfect for tropical plants and propagation.
Geometric shapes and smartly clipped hedges, with flowers lined up in neat rows like soldiers on parade.
Sheltered from winter winds and balmy in springtime, walls create a microclimate perfect for gardening.
Sculptural plants with beautiful branches and winter colour bring the darkest days of the year to life.
With wildlife in abundance and a verdant canopy above, the woods are a perfect place to explore.
Not far from the kitchen table, this well-tended garden is home to plenty of garnishes and salads.
Throughout the year, the fertile beds of the veg patch are where you'll find delicious produce ready to eat.
Bursting back with fresh colour every year, these flower borders are perfect for pollinators.
In summer this grassland habitat is rich with the buzzing of pollinators and packed with beautiful flowers.