Set amongst the Chiltern Hills, the charming walled gardens are set amongst the medieval ruins.
The Cherry Garden leads to the Kitchen Garden. Filled with flowers, vegetables and fruit it is bordered by an Orchard and a turf maze designed by Adrian Fisher in 1980.
The Rose Garden has a variety of roses including early damask varieties to modern hybrid perennials as well as herbaceous borders.
The White Garden lies at the foot of the Great Tower which dates from the 14th century.
Don’t miss the spectacular Wisteria which was planted by the Stapletons in 1890s.
There’s also a Tudor donkey wheel in the small courtyard behind the house.
National Trust members visit for free.
The first mention of a site at Greys Court is in the Domesday Book of 1086. The medieval manor was extended over the centuries with the Lovells adding a timber framed building in 1450s.
Sir Francis Knollys knocked down many of the earlier medieval buildings when he built Greys Court in the late 16th century.
The estate passed by marriage to Sir William Stapleton in 1724. The family updated the house in 1720s and again in the Victorian period.
Sir Felix and Lady Brunner bought Greys Court in 1937. They restored the house and developed the gardens within the walls east of the courtyard.
The estate was given to the National Trust in 1969 with Lady Brunner continuing to live in the house until her death in 2003.