The 18th century old brick faced walls of Lodge Park Walled Garden continue to be clothed with exotic climbers, fruit trees and roses. A magnificent south facing shrub border edged in box hedges and topiaried yew trees runs the length of the garden. Beech hedges divide the different compartments of the garden, which include a white garden, peony border, south facing shrub border, working vegetable garden, herbaceous border, rose garden and north facing woodland walkway.
Another feature of the garden is the outstanding rosary that is encountered on entering the orchard. The flowers bloom and their scent are at their best during June and July, a heady experience for the senses.
Lodge Park Walled Garden is a family friendly garden for people of all ages. Kids especially love exploring its many paths and hidden garden rooms. There are also several lawn areas and seating areas ideal for a family picnic or to take in the view and enjoy the surroundings.
The greenhouse contains a fascinating collection of rare and unusual plants from all over the world. Outside of the greenhouse a small pond is surrounded by beds of colourful annuals. Nearby the greenhouse and pond is an area where plants can be purchased.
The Steaming Kettle Tea House is situated across the courtyard. The menu includes a selection of teas, homemade scones and cakes, cold and hot lunches, and dinner by arrangement. Other facilities includes toilets, gift and garden shop. Visit the adjoining Steam Museum to learn about the large steam engines of the industrial revolution.