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Explore Capel Manor Gardens

Beautiful gardens and grounds for all the family to enjoy.



colourful, themed gardens


acre estate


mini zoo


years as a visitor attraction

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There is so much to enjoy and explore within our Gardens. Have fun all year round with our:

  • Holly maze
  • Mini zoo
  • Which? Gardening Trial Gardens
  • Temple Lake
  • Cactus House
  • Café
  • Historical gardens including: the Walled Garden and the Old Manor House Garden
Our Head Gardener's seasonal highlights


View our collection of potted dwarf bulbs in the Alpine House.


Aromatic roses flourish across the estate in a variety of shades.


Exquisite autumnal tones in our trees and shrubs.


Fragrant flowering shrubs including Sarcococca and Witch Hazels.

Discover our Gardens

17th Century Gardens

A set of traditional gardens that are a beautiful highlight on our estate.

Johnsons Garden

Incorporates elements such as trees, shrubs and fruit production.

The Queen Mother’s Garden

Created to mark the 100th birthday of The Queen Mother.

Rochfords' Garden

Designed to celebrate Capel Manor College’s 50th Golden Anniversary.

Mr. Fothergill’s Display Garden

A Victorian-style greenhouse set behind a formal pattern of beds.

The Diana Legacy Rose Garden

Featuring roses associated with the late Princess Diana.

The Garden of Exaggerated Beauty

The latest exciting addition to the National Gardening Centre.

Old Manor House Garden

This beautiful recreation displays the history of the estate.

Japanese Garden

This garden seeks balance between the ‘in’ and ‘yo’.

Walled Garden

A showcase for both productive and ornamental uses.

Fairy Forest

An enchanted walk in our woodland area filled with spring bulbs.

Temple Lake

Take a stroll around the lake to spot the Koi Carp living within.

Low Allergen Garden

Designed for those who suffer from asthma and/or hay fever.

Become a member and help make a difference

With a Friends of Capel annual membership, you can enjoy unlimited access to our historic estate and 30 acres of beautiful Gardens.