Moggerhanger Park

Garden + grounds

Garden + grounds

The Moggerhanger Estate was landscaped by Humphry Repton and records of this work exist in his Red Book for Moggerhanger (1792) and supplement (1798). The estate at that time consisted of more than 2000 acres. As in many Georgian parkland estates the landscape consisted of certain key areas:

The Close:

The area in front of the house, laid to lawn and planted with trees to give views (bursts) of the house when approaching.

The Lawn:

The area at the rear of the house, planted with unusual ‘specimen’ trees and providing the foreground for views of the surrounding countryside from the principal rooms of the house.

The Walled Gardens and Ice House:

Situated near the service area of the house; screened from the house by a shrubbery. This area would have provided produce and food storage for the house.

The Orchard:

Situated between the Lawn and Garden Wood, providing a suitable route for walks from the house into the woods.

The Woodlands:

Also know as the Pleasure Grounds. The nearest woodland area, Garden Wood, would have provided leisurely strolls for the family and guests of the house. Further areas of woodland and the intervening farmland would have been cultivated or used for game.

Today you can enjoy the snowdrops, originally planted by Humphry Repton in Garden Wood. The walk is a circular route taking you through the wood, into the Orchard area and onto the Lawn at the rear of the house.

The grounds are open daily between 10am and 4pm and entry is free. There is ample car parking and dogs are permitted on leads.