Discover a Beautiful Collection of David Austin Roses

A showcase of delicate artistry, The Walled Garden is the epitome of beauty, with vivid flowerbeds, over 3,000 stunning roses, from floribundas and climbing roses to the statement English rose, and a careful selection of shrubs and trees, highlighted with graceful water features and meandering paths.

A purple lavender bush

The Walled Garden itself, dates back to 1822. It was originally created by William Sawrey Gilpin, who crafted gently curved flowerbeds, raised terrace walks, irregularly shaped shrubberies, and winding paths to form beautiful shapes within the landscape. It provided a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, forming a beautiful visitor attraction until it closed shortly before the war.

Wynyard Hall Head Gardener on his old tractor

The restoration and opening of the Walled Garden in 2015, saw this legacy reinstated, as part of Sir John Hall’s personal ambition to create the most exquisite rose garden in the UK.  The Walled Garden as you see it today was designed and created by multi RHS award-winning landscape architect Alistair Baldwin, Michael Marriott from David Austin Roses and our gardening team.

Dazzling pink roses

The dazzling display of David Austin roses includes 135 different species. Some varieties bloom into September and October, while Wild Edric and Lady Shallot are among the earliest flowering. If you’d like some inspiration for your own garden, take a look at our horticultural workshops, covering green-fingered topics, from rose pruning and dead-heading to kitchen gardens for beginners.

During your visit, look out for the Bell Tower. An iconic part of Wynyard Hall’s history, it was sounded by the Head Gardener to mark the start and end of the working day. Wander through to the Marquee Garden, and keep an eye for the Ratisbon gates, originating from a cathedral in Bavaria – The Gardens have a fascinating history, just waiting to be discovered.


To contact The Gardens, please call 01740 665415

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