These eight acre gardens were once the home of one of Britain’s most influential and innovative gardeners of his era, Edward August Bowles (1865 – 1954). Lovingly restored and managed in his unique style these stunning grounds offer visitors the chance to discover unusual plants and Kitchen Garden, explore exotic glasshouses and be captivated by the gardens’ unique story.
History is brought to life in the museum where you can see the original lead ostriches (now over 300 years old) which used to stand sentry on the New River in the gardens. Relax and take a break in The Bowles Tea Room which is open daily and serves hot and cold snacks as well as cakes.
Open air music and theatre events use the gardens as a stunning backdrop and their enthusiastic gardens team lead seasonal tours and coffee mornings to share their knowledge.