Surrounding the hall are 4 acres of gardens, a grass maze and a special Shakespeare Garden, also a secret Walled Garden, Cathedral Garden, and Silver and White Garden.  In summer time, the delights of the gardens are very special and a slow stroll through  is recommended to appreciate the abundance of colour. The silver and white garden was established in 1983 by Dr and Mrs Hawgood to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. The secret garden is over 700 years old and was visited by John Rusking and William Wordsworth. The georgian walled garden is  planted on a cottage garden theme.