The Gardens at Stonor will open especially for the National Garden Scheme on Tuesday 8th June with all funds raised from ticket sales and refreshments going to the excellent causes that the National Garden Scheme supports.
Visitors will love the serenity of the Renaissance ponds and fountains in the delightful 17th Century Italianate Pleasure Garden. Wander amongst the ancient yews, clipped box hedges and abundant plants and flowers. And there’s another hidden gem; the curious will find a secluded Japanese style hideaway nestling amongst the foliage.
Across the herbaceous border and through the iron gates, you can glimpse an area known simply as Grandmother’s Garden. In spring this area is dappled with Daffodils and by the beginning of summer is awash with the alluring scent of Pheasant Eye Narcissi.
A 140m herbaceous border connects the Italianate Pleasure Garden to the Old Kitchen Garden Lined with apple and plum trees which blossom sensationally in the spring. The Old Kitchen Garden was replanted by Lady Camoys in 1980 and further developed more recently by Lady Ailsa Stonor. Dazzling displays of May-flowering irises, June-blooming peonies and heritage roses create a timeless beauty.