Discover the ancestral home of George Washington.
Explore the gardens which contain a mix of formal and informal areas.
To the east of the house is the knot garden with low clipped hedges and a central sundial dating to 1579. Beyond is the herb garden which contains plants that were introduced to Britain from the Americas and also herbs that were sent to the Americas from Britain.
To the front of the house are herbaceous borders and topiary leading to lawns and the Orchard. Underplanted with wild flowers, there are mixture of fruit trees as well as several bee hives. Beyond the orchard is a recreation of a village forge and a series of smaller gardens including the ‘Feast of Herbs’ garden which won a Silver medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2003.
Don’t miss the large bust of George Washington by Avard Tennyson Fairbanks which lies to the north of the house.
There is also an accredited Museum.
The house and gardens are not open every day of the week so check the website for details.
Historic Houses members visit for free.