300 years of garden design
300 acres of park and gardens
Chippenham Park was created at the very end of the 17th century as an 'Anglo Dutch' designed landscape comprising canals, park, woodland and formal gardens.
It was subsequently informalised by 18th and 19th century designers including William Earnes and Samuel Lappidge.
The gardens were restored and greatly added to by Anne Crawley over the last 30 years, and are now managed by her daughter, and son-in-law, a garden designer.
Aerial Plan of House and Gardens
Plantaholic or Chocaholic?
We are very lucky to have gardens with virtually year-round interest. With lovely snowdrop walks, winter gardens, hellebores, aconites in the late winter, a sea of daffoldils and blossoms in the Spring, lovely borders and abundant roses in the summer through to a vast and growing collection of spectacular trees and their myriad autumn colours in October.
We also have an Easter Egg Hunt for children just before Easter every year (see dates below).
The gardens are £5 to enter but children are free. The Potting Shed Cafe is always open when the gardens are open and we usually have several specialist plant stalls selling interesting shrubs, trees, perennials and bulbs.
If you would like to arrange to bring a group of up to 40 for a private tour around the gardens with lunch in the tearooms please contact us for more details.
Open Garden Dates and Details
Happy Garden Visitor's Comments
Please note we do not allow picnics anywhere on the premises.
Wheelchair access is only limited in places and the toilets have steps.
Payment at gate and in cafe is by cash only.
Please be aware when visiting, especially with children, that the gardens contain large areas of open water.
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