The Garden Guide

Sulgrave Manor Garden

A sixteenth century house (1539) with an Arts and Crafts garden designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield in 1927. There is topiary, a herb parterre and a rose garden with a sundial. The house belonged to ancestors of America's revolutionary commander and first president, George Washington. It is immaculately maintained.

Head Gardener's Comment

Our gardens were designed in 1920 by Sir Reginald Blomfield, landscaper and architect. The Tudor Manor house sits in 3 acres of gardens, formally planted with yew hedges and herbaceous borders. We have an orchard of 42 fruit trees that has a carpet of daffodils in the spring. A formal rose garden with box hedges sits on the east side of the house. We are also the home of the National Herb Society with quite extensive herb beds. There is a Tudor vegetable garden with a forge and a colonial vegetable garden (1657) which is new for 2009.

Photograph © Sulgrave Manor
Photograph © Sulgrave Manor
Photograph © Sulgrave Manor


Sulgrave Manor is a Tudor Manor house built in 1539 by Lawerence Washington, ancestor to George Washington. There are additions to the building in the 18th century.

Plants of note

The Herb Society gardens.
The Loddington Apple tree in the orchard is registered with the tree register as the oldest tree of this varitey.

Manor Road, Sulgrave, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, OX17 2SD

Easter to October. See Sulgrave Manor website for details.

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