The formal beds on the east side of the House are planted with white tulips for the Spring. Later on Cosmos is added. these beds were designed by Russell Page.
The Shell Garden was designed by Miranda, Duchess of Beaufort. She found the shells attached to pots in the building yard. They are thought to be by William Kent.
The archway, which runs the full length of the Walled Garden, is covered with roses, clematis, wisteria and yellow laburnum. They are underplanted with geraniums, hostas, aquilegias and brunneras.
The layout of the South Garden is best viewed from the windows of the House. The symmetry of the water squares, hedges, beds and borders is reminiscent of one of the great Loire Valley gardens.
The Rose Garden is made up of sixteen beds, replanted in 2000 by the Duchess. The old roses and David Austin roses are repeat flowering. They are underplanted with penstemons and foxgloves.
The illuminated North Front of the House is beautifully reflected in the Lake, set within the Park. Great avenues of trees radiate away from the House across the parkland, providing long vistas.
In 2005, the Duke and Duchess replanted this bed with tulips, campanulas, penstemons, geraniums, phlox and anemones, as the previous plantings were short-lived. The new planting gives colour throughout the season.
The Church Border is planted with herbaceous plants – of all colours, but mostly soft pinks, white and purples.