Enter the gardens through the Orchard and Vegetable Garden. Home to plums, greengages, apples and pear trees, the garden comes alive in the Spring.
Discover the Mulberry Garden filled with a mixture of ornamental flowers and vegetables – each year the planting will be different.
The Quarterdeck in front of the house has two rows of pleached limes with the spring borders along the western edge. Kipling’s poor eyesight prevented him from becoming an officer in the Navy. As the lower lawn often floods, perhaps Kipling stood on the raised Quarterdeck, with the water below.
After winning the Noble Prize of Literature in 1907, Kipling used some of the money to create the Lily Pond and Rose Garden.
Explore the Wild Garden with its carpets of snowdrops, spring bulbs and flowering trees and shrubs.
National Trust members visit for free.