The gardens around the medieval moated manor feature a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs in different settings. Throughout the gardens are many roses, especially classic varieties. In the Heritage and Modern Rose Gardens are roses in designs reflecting their date and origin. On the South Lawn is a classic temple and the Sensory Garden with water feature and plants selected for touch, sound and taste, scent and colour.
Wildflowers are encouraged around the landscaped lakes.
The 'Chapel', of Saxon origin, is a short walk from the gardens. The area around the ruined church was made into a folly garden in the 19th Century. There are now wildflowers and many different trees.
Thanks to a grant from English Heritage, substantial work was carried out to the church in 2009.
Children are invited to enjoy the special children's garden, the fairy nature trail and playground.