Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens
A series of plantings in the cottage garden style, layered around a late 18th century farmhouse. There is a wild flower walk to a natural pond, plus rare breeds of poultry to enjoy. The garden is especially notable for good autumn colour.
Stillingfleet is a family garden, linked to a popular nursery. The gardens began in 1975, and were laid out around an old 18th century farmhouse that had been lying empty.

The gardens have been developed over 40 years, and are designed to encourage wildlife. The core of the garden is laid out around the house, with a long avenue planted with a double herbaceous border, leading further to a wildflower meadow. The cottage gardens are themed by colour, and designed for maximum scent, rich colour., and easy maintenance

The meadow is planted with perennials, and boasts a small pond to encourage birds, and animals. At the rear of the wildflower meadow is a series of beehives. These are out of bounds to visitors but the bees themselves fly freely around the meadow!

There is a kitchen garden, nurseries, orchards, and rare breeds of poultry, and woodland walks linking the wildlife pond to the cottage gardens. In addition, there is a friendly courtyard cafe which also hosts a monthly exhibition of local art. The gardens also hold regular craft and gardening courses such as organic gardening, beekeeping and basket weaving.