Parham is one of my top ten favourite gardens to visit in England.
Explore the seven acres of Pleasure Grounds with the Pleasure pond, specimen trees and Veronica’s Maze.
The four-acre Walled Garden is a masterpiece. Pre-dating the house, there are wide herbaceous borders, a rose garden, a cut garden, a vegetable garden and an orchard.
Don’t miss the greenhouse with its collection of pelargoiniums and other tender plants.
And in the words of Lady Emma Barnard and Ray Gibbs: ‘The Garden is a series of interlocking pictures, woven into each other with a tapestry-like effect. It contains strong bones but wild and woolly planting in the English romantic tradition.’
The house is lived in by the great-grandaughter of Clive Pearson, Lady Emma Barnard and her family.
Historic Houses members visit for free.