This magical walled garden by the River Stour has a series of defined areas of formal, spring, woodland, vegetable and secret garden which reveal themselves in a naturally harmonious flow, each with its own colour combinations. Ancient walls provide the garden’s basic structure, while a green oak pergola echoes a monastic cloister.
On the site of the ancient port of Fordwich, once owned by St Augustine’s Abbey, the walled gardens of Watergate House form a hortus conclusus not to be guessed at from the village street. Within the walls the visitor encounters a remarkable range of horticultural sensation, amounting to a country house garden in miniature and the beautiful River Stour flows peacefully beyond the walls.
PLEASE NOTE: This garden is under new ownership and does not currently open for the National Garden Scheme.