St Paul's Walden Bury Garden
Landscape garden covering 50 acres
The garden is open for charity by appointment, entry £7.50. Please use the contact form.
St Pauls Walden Bury is a Grade 1 listed garden laid out in the early 18thcentury and has kept the original concept of a formal woodland garden, with temples, statues and ponds. It reflects the idea that a garden should be in harmony with the surrounding landscape: thus allees and avenues flow out into the countryside, while features of the countryside, such as the church, are drawn into the design, and trees are left to grow naturally.
The formal garden was influenced by the French 17th century architects, such as Le Notre, and is based on the classic patte d’oie(goose foot) design, in which avenues radiate from a focal point.
There is an interesting collection of plants in the more recent woodland garden, and wild flowers are encouraged. There are seasonal displays of snowdrops, daffodils, cowslips, magnolia, rhododendrons and woodland lilies. April and May are the best months to see the rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas in full flower.