Explore the walled garden (1805), presented just as it was over 200 years ago!
Shugborough’s walled garden was once a horticultural centre of excellence, renowned across the country for its revolutionary gardening techniques. The garden grew an enormous range of produce using the very latest in technology. Gardeners travelled from all over the country to train at the estate's cutting-edge facility.
The walled garden was designed by the famed architect Samual Wyatt. His unique and inventive approach meant the garden was nationally acclaimed for its revolutionary concepts in heating, growing and architecture.
Step into an environment as it was in the early 1800’s, with gardeners using authentic tools, techniques and plants.
Visit the garden throughout the season and watch it develop, from early planting through to full bloom in summer. Excess produce will be available for sale with all monies raised going towards the continued restoration and improvement.
Today major funding is being sought to restore the gardens, glasshouses and buildings to their former glory. Re-establishing the garden once more as a Horticultural Centre of excellence!
The garden adds to our 'warts-and-all' approach to history allowing Shugborough visitors to experience the life of the large community of servants and workers needed on a large country estate.