The Orchard & Kitchen Garden

The Orchard has several varieties of cooking and eating apples, pears, plums and cherry trees. An avenue of young cherry and plum trees, planted in 2011, draws your eye from the visitor entrance to the gardens via the rose-covered Pergola to the Azalea Walk and Stody Lodge beyond.

The Kitchen Garden produces vegetables and fruit throughout the year but much of the produce is now being moved closer to the Lodge for greater convenience. At times chickens graze the fruit cage, both to fertilise the soil but also to eat pests and insects.