FRONT LAWNS AND TERRACE
The 4 acres of mature gardens which surround Part-Y-Seal house make for a very interesting walk. Start by leisurely crossing the terrace and strolling around the front lawn, pausing to take in the far-reaching and timeless views. This part of the garden has been designed to fit in with Part-y-Seal’s classical aesthetic. Look out for the large rockery and our newly built Orangery.
Entering the sunny and sheltered walled-garden you immediately see the quartered design edged with perennials such as lavender and santolina. Take a moment to relax in the central seating area and enjoy the profusion of scents and colours that this tranquil space provides Whatever the season, there is always something to delight here.
Passing through the old green doorway in the corner of the walled garden you will discover our kitchen garden. This is our real passion and we spend everyday working here, ….from sowing the seeds in February, all the way through to harvesting the crops they produce in late summer.
Tucked away and surrounded by tall trees this garden comes alive during the summer months …. bursting with fruit and vegetables of every description. As well as our vegetable beds you will also see our orchard, fruit cages and poly tunnel where we grow our more exotic fruit and veg.
We enjoy our fruit fresh and use it for a range of preserves, pickles & relishes. (We sell some of these at our Pay-point) We grow a wide variety which includes plums, greengages, red, white & black currants, rhubarb, blackberries, gooseberries, blueberries, cherries, logan & tay berries, Chinese gooseberries, melons, grapes, figs, persimmon (sharon fruit), apricots and peaches….to name but a few!
We also grow an extensive range of salad crops, over 15 varieties of beans (for both fresh and dried use) cabbages, cauliflowers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kohl Rabi, parsnips, carrots, leeks, potatoes, onions, peas, celeriac, pumpkins and a wide variety of squashes, sweet corn, celery, turnips, swedes, seakale and garlic.
In the greenhouse we grow tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines, peppers, chillies, okra and salad crops in the winter. We also have many herbs and seeds such as poppy and mustard. In our courtyard we have citrus and olives and pineapples.
We crystallise some of the soft fruit for use in our muesli and homemade ice creams. We make teas such as chamomile & peppermint, and also our own elderflower and redcurrant cordials, hot spiced apple and plum drink. (You can order some of these to have with your scone)
We are proud that all of our produce is grown naturally without the use of any sprays or chemicals. If it is possible to grow it … we will try it!!
BEES AND CHICKENS
We have four beehives which provide us with delicious honey and help to pollinate our fruit trees and soft fruit. Our happy rescue chickens enjoy pecking around in their run and, in turn, provide us with wonderful free range eggs which we use in all of our cooking.
THE COACH HOUSE GARDEN
The Coach House Garden, managed by Henry Hartmann, is full of mature and colourful shrubs and flowers. This garden has a different yet complimentary feel to Part-y-seal garden. In the autumn, not only our gardens but also the surrounding countryside are filled with beautiful autumn colours.
Adjacent to the house, and near to the car parking area a short stroll through shady woodland opens out into a tranquil pond area.