Discover how Historic Royal Palaces will transform the Walled Garden and Lost Garden as part of our re-presentation project.
The Walled Garden
The Walled Garden is a large four acre site historically used to produce fruit, vegetables and flowers for the house. This project will see the restoration and rejuvenation of a beautiful working, productive garden.
A range of activities will be developed in the Walled Garden aimed at engaging a wider audience and supporting charitable organisations, schools and partner activities. We will focus on developing skills through training in horticulture, traditional craft/heritage skills, learning about food and the environment, teamwork and confidence building activities.
The Lost Garden
The Lost Garden is a picturesque ferny valley situated south-west of the Castle. Remnants of an ornamental, exotic planting scheme can be seen but much of the garden has become overgrown and difficult to access. This project aims to restore the garden and rediscover its lost spirit.
The sense of a ‘magical hidden garden’ will be rediscovered, firing children’s imaginations and curiosity. A range of interpretation and learning programmes will bring these stories to life through activities, trails and carefully-integrated natural play features.
As we restore the garden, new opportunities will be created for people to develop skills in traditional crafts such as stonework, carpentry and water gardening.