Madingley Hall, Walled Garden 3770

Cambridge, England, Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire

Brief Description

Although the Hazel walk in the walled garden dates form 1849 much of the garden was redeveloped in the later part of the 20th century although the re-design made use of historical planting and layout. The garden features a sunken garden area , a wide range of borders from Alpine to Summer in style, low lavender hedges and a medicinal plant area.

Visitor Facilities

The Hall is not open to the general public because it is used for residence and teaching for the Institute's courses on a daily basis throughout most of the year. Visitors are welcome to walk round the gardens and grounds and to visit the parish church of St Mary Magdalene, just inside the main gate.

Detailed Description

The walled garden is divided into two parts by a Hazel walk which dates to 1849. The northern section of the garden is predominantly lawn with a large summer border which benefits from a south facing aspect and is planted with a range of spring and summer flowering plants and bulbs.

The sunken garden was replanted in 1990 which continued the original scheme of green, white, grey, and silver. The sunken garden lies in the centre of an area that was redeveloped during 1979 and the entire garden to the south of the hazel walk was created during the succeeding years.

The borders around the sunken garden are dedicated to medicinal plants and culinary herbs and are partitioned into four areas each containing plants of a particular use. To the south east of the garden are a range of beds and borders including a raised Alpine bed, herbaceous border and a 'Yellows border'.

Features
Walk, Lawn, Border, Hedge
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The Hall is not open to the general public because it is used for residence and teaching for the Institute's courses on a daily basis throughout most of the year. Visitors are welcome to walk round the gardens and grounds and to visit the parish church of St Mary Magdalene, just inside the main gate.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Madingley
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