Seasonal Interest at Farringford

The garden is constantly changing and evolving through the seasons so there is plenty of all year-round interest. In the spring the copse is the perfect place to see naturalised bulbs and red squirrels; on a clear winters day the parkland walk affords fabulous views of the house and High Down and the sea; our autumn sunsets are truly spectacular; and the walled garden is at its peak in the spring and summer months when we are open to the general public.

If you are staying in one of our cottages feel free to explore the beautiful grounds all year round.


The gardens are slowly coming back to life after winter, bulbs are flowering and trees coming into leaf. The gardens will re-open to the general public in April when many of the woodland bulbs and Tulips are still in flower.

spring tulips
tobacco flower


The walled garden borders will be at their peak around July but there is always something new to discover. The Tennyson’s not only grew fruit and vegetables here but also flowers. The main paths are flanked by mixed borders full of herbaceous perennials and old-fashioned roses.


The walled garden is still full of flower and some of the foliage has begun to turn. The Arbour is the perfect place to take in the views across the garden and beyond. The gardeners are busy harvesting fruit and vegetables grown over the summer months.

autumn sky
frosty flower


The gardens are closed to the public but if you are staying in the cottages there are still things to see. If exploring the grounds most of the interest is on the wider estate but due to the slightly warmer climate here on the island you may see a few unexpected things flowering in the walled garden.

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