Arundel Castle Gardens
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Explore the Gardens
The grounds, together with the keep and gatehouse, have been open to visitors since 1800 and the gardens since 1854.
Today the stunning and inspirational walled gardens include the internationally renowned Collector Earl’s Garden, The Stumpery; the hot and cool Herbaceous Borders with contrasting foliage plants; and the Cut Flower Garden and Organic Kitchen Garden that supply the Castle with fresh fruit, vegetables and cut flowers.
A rare lean-to peach house and vinery, originally built in 1850 by Clarke & Hope, has been restored to its former glory and houses exotic fruit and vegetables.
The sheltered location of the gardens makes it possible for many of the tender perennials such as Cannas, Salvias, Bananas and Palms to remain in the ground throughout the winter.
The Fitzalan Chapel has its own delightful garden planted charmingly in white, and there is also the Rose Garden, in what was once a Medieval bowling green, which has been newly planted with old-fashioned English roses.
The Rose Garden occupies the site of a Medieval bowling green. This garden is newly planted with lovely heavily scented old-fashioned English Roses that are at their very best in June and July.
The popular English Herbaceous borders have been redesigned with a natural style, using classic plantings such as tall Delphiniums, Lupins, Salvias, Alliums, Nepetas, Thalictrums, Geraniums, Roses, Alchemilla Mollis using blues, whites and pinks which gives a contrast to the hot tropical borders in The Collector Earl’s Garden
Tropical Glass House
This is a truly tropical glasshouse, housing a number of plants such as Paw Paws, Passion Fruit, Bananas, Hot Chilli Collection, Coffee plants and Bird of Paradise plants.
Cut Flower Garden
This was redesigned in 2013 with two Hazel and Ash arches, planted up with sweet peas to climb up and in the beds a variety of seasonal flowers such as Gladioli, Alliums, Dahlias, Rudbeckias to name but a few.
There’s a new collection of roses planted up just at the back of the garden, all of which are named after famous gardeners such as Geoff Hamilton, Alan Titchmarsh, Gertrude Jekyll and Graham Thomas.