The walled garden at Burton Constable is an 18th century design and was constructed under the management of one of Britain’s best known designers, Capability Brown. Originally known as the 'Stove Garden', William Constable first outlined his directions to the designer in 1769.
The design included two pedimented buildings on either side of original stove house, constructed in the neoclassical style. Former glass houses along the stove-warmed Northern wall would have enabled exotic fruits to be grown, and together with the kitchen garden, would have provided food for the family, staff and guests at Burton Constable Hall on a daily basis.
In more recent times, the gardens were rented out to various flower and vegetable growers who utilised the space on a commercial basis. Until in the 1980s, it was left empty and was eventually used as an enclosure to rear pheasants.
In 2006, John Raleigh Chichester-Constable undertook a programme of significant repair and restoration work to return the area to its former glory.
The walled garden can now be enjoyed by visitors to Burton Constable Holiday Park & Arboretum who can relax in its calm environment and who, in the summer months especially, can enjoy the extensive collection of roses planted around the walls.
The walled garden can be viewed via the Holiday Park entrance during the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday between 1st March and 31st October. For group bookings, please call 01964 562508.