Everything you would expect from a simply stunning National Trust Garden, the gardens at Cider House have been lovingly nurtured by the previous owners who featured the gardens for over 18 years in the National Garden Scheme. Now under the expert care of the National Trust, the gardens are open to guests and the Trust visitors during their opening hours but are for the exclusive enjoyment of Cider House guests between 5:30pm and 10:30am.
There is something rather magical about enjoying the gardens once the Estate is closed, a real privilege and indulgence of all the senses; bird song, flowing water, the scents and sights of the garden and the essence of tranquillity that embodies the Estate, all combine to offer the most wonderful tonic for the mind and soul.
The garden begins with a terrace and parterre enjoying views down the valley, with lawns and herbaceous borders extending beyond the old Linhay. The old granite apple crusher sits in the lawn under an arch of roses and a long woodland border leads down to the wild garden. The borders are filled with a wide selection of plants chosen for their colour, structure and scent.
There is also the spectacular walled kitchen garden which provides Cider House with delicious organic fruit and vegetables throughout the year.