It is such a pleasure to find this green oasis which instantly makes anyone feel as if entering another, magical world. The whole park contains lakes , rolling green fields , woodland and an old manor house part of which has been converted into a cafe. Near to the entrance to the indoor stunning part of Canal gardens and the Tropical house , there are beautiful, formal beds and borders. The lakes are home to the black swans from Australia along with the more common mallards and coots . The former 19th century kitchen, fruit and ornamental gardens belonged to the Nicholson family and were once separated from the main grounds only by a pathway.
Colourful herbaceous borders flank the garden walls, which also provide shelter and support for many other plants such as Cytisus Battandieri, varieties of Wisteria, Garrya, Forsythia, Hedera, together with Quince, Magnolia Grandiflora and vanilla scented Azara Microphylla.
Inside the Tropical garden, the temperature rarely falls below 70 degrees F and tropical butterflies which would perish within half an hour outdoors fly happily from palm tree to palm tree . Streams and mini waterfalls cascade throughout the building creating an even more humid and damp atmosphere.Damselflies and exotic birds add to the unique feeling this place has.