Walk around the lake, across the Cascade to the Japanese Garden with its teahouse and red painted bridge.
In February, enjoy the blizzard of snowdrops in the Rock Garden.
The gardens are open on the 1st Sunday of each month from February until October – check the website for details.
The house has been rebuilt many times since it was first mentioned in the Domesday Book.
‘Capability’ Brown was commissioned by Sir James Colebrooke to landscape the gardens. Brown reshaped the lake and created the Park. The work was completed in 1768 at a cost of £3055.
Further work was carried out in the gardens in 1860s by H E Milner for Lord Monson with the creation of the Parterre and the pleasure grounds.
The Rock Garden and the Japanese Garden were built for Sir Jeremiah Colman at the beginning of the 20th century. They have recently been restored.
In 1934 a fire broke out and destroyed the house. It was rebuilt between 1934 and 1936 by Sir Edwin Cooper.
The Gatton Trust is continuing with its restoration programme.