The Walled Kitchen Gardens originally produced fruit and vegetables for the Bridgeman family, their guests and staff. The 4.5 acres of garden were built on the sheltered south facing slope with the walls dating from the late 18th century and the gardens were in production until the 1970s.
The Southern Walled Garden was restored by the Weston Park Foundation in 2005 and is now to home to a Yew Hedge Maze, labyrinth and grass mazes as well as heritage varieties of apple trees and a sensory garden.
The Northern Walled Garden, which was originally divided into four areas by paths to enable a four year rotation of crops is also now undergoing restoration. The aspiration of this project is that produce grown in the Garden will be used in the dishes produced by Head Chef Nino in the Granary Brasserie, mirroring the relationship that the Garden and House kitchen had centuries ago. Assistant Head Gardener Dan Charlesworth has been working closely with Nino to plan what will be grown in the Gardens and ultimately be used in the dishes on our new menus. Supporting this project we also have Katherine Dowd who joined the Weston park team six months ago, Katherine brings with her a wealth of gardening knowledge from her eight year’s experience as Senior Gardener in charge of the Walled Garden at Attingham Park.