The Gardens & Grounds
Upon entering the gates, first your eye is caught by the beautiful house and the sweeping lawn.
Then you may notice the towering trees circling the drive.
In the 18th century, it was the fashion to grow an arboreteum of trees newly discovered by plant hunters. 300 years later seeds collected while exploring China and the Americas have grown into the magnificent specimen trees before you.
The 40-acre estate includes for your pleasure seasonal bluebell and rhododendron walks, open parkland, bicycle paths, a croquet lawn, tennis court, duck pond, and a small photogenic herd of shaggy-haired Highland cattle.
Our four-acre 18th century walled garden is designed for your enjoyment from early spring flowering bulbs through autumn orchard fruits. It recently received a stylish new design by Michael Innes, formerly the Gardens Advisor for the National Trust of Scotland.