10 acres of rescued 17-18th century, pre – ‘Capability’ Brown Gardens (Grade II*) give a taste of a baroque country estate in a 21st century city. The walled Gardens, once part of the Earl of Bradford’s estate, are now run as a charitable trust. The trust aims to maintain a period-relevant style with plant species from the period 1680 – 1760.
There are formal walks, parterres, espaliered fruit, a Holly maze, vegetable garden, two orchards, three ponds and family-friendly wild areas. Easy access from Jcn5 (northwards M6).
What to expect before you visit:
- Our cafe is currently closed but we have opened The Orangery to supply refreshments, hot and cold drinks and ice cream as well as local gifts, fresh garden produce and toys.
- Picnics are welcome, please try to take your rubbish home with you.
- Dogs are very welcome on short leads.
- There is free parking just outside the gates including disabled.
- Toilet facilities are available including a disabled toilet and hand-washing facilities across the Gardens.
- Memberships are available to save money and enjoy Members benefits throughout the year – these include single, joint and Family passes with free entry, free hot drink, free passes, evening access and many other benefits. See our membership page for more information.
- We are available to hire for weddings, parties, office away days, photo shoots and school groups – we are always happy to hear your ideas, get in contact to discuss your needs.
- We are a separate charitable trust to the Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel next door. For hotel enquiries and events please head to https://www.castlebromwichhallhotel.co.uk/
We have lots of activities in the garden for families big and small, young and old.
- The Holly Maze is a perennial favourite. Why not play hide and seek among the low box hedges in the lower wilderness …
- Or run up and down the corner mounds and wave at the Sphinx (she’s called Lamia).
- Outside the walls are 3 ponds – can you spot froglets in the Spring, Damsel flies in the sunshine and reed mace (bullrushes) around the North Pond?
- Over the summer there are free trails, activity starters and woodland walks every day of the week and midweek during holidays there are craft activities, special events and a whole range of creative things to do, check our tickets/events pages and social media for updates or sign up for our email newsletter.
We have a special ticket to make an easy, and cost effective, way for young people and their grown-ups to enjoy the Gardens. Click here for information on the Family Activities Annual Pass
We have lots of learning opportunities for individuals, for schools and for families, both regular and ad hoc activities. We take bookings for visits throughout the year.
We have one-off topics and multi-visit programmes – we can work with you to design your day, whether you are a school or home educator.
This year we are also pleased to be able to offer our woodland area for self-led Forest School activities.
Find out more by contacting us or have a look at the current brochure HERE