2023 Opening Times
Friday 14th April – Saturday 2nd September
We are open for visitors on FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS and BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS between10.00am until 4.00pm.
We have plenty of space for parking.
£5.00 – Adults and seniors
£3.00– Children (5-16 years)
£3.00 – Single visitor with 2 for 1 entry card
Payable at the door
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Most areas of our gardens are accessible for those with limits to their mobility. Parts of the kitchen garden might be a little challenging but you will certainly be able to view a lot of it. Some of the route is over grass. If you, or a member of your group, is concerned about accessibility please don’t hesitate to give us a ring on 01981 240814 and we can chat about your specific requirements.
Dogs on a lead are welcome. Please ‘pick up’ after your dog.
Our indoor toilet facilities are now permanently closed.
Our tea rooms are now permanently closed.
A variety of our naturally produced jams and relishes are available for sale at our pay point along with any freshly picked, surplus, fruit and vegetables. What we have for sale changes seasonally but is always freshly picked. Our happy rescue chickens provide us with wonderful free range eggs and our bees produce delicious honey and we put out any surplus of these for sale too. During the winter months we make a range of small wooden crafts and natural soaps, which are also available to view and buy.
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.