The Botanic Gardens
Development of the Gardens
These unique gardens, which have always offered exceptional planting conditions, were created in the 1920s by wealthy shipping line owner, Sir James Knott. In recent years they have undergone further development and diversification, and by creating new gardens and introducing unique plant collections.
Gardens of Colour • Calendar Gardens • Discovery Gardens • The Hot Border • Exotic Plants • The Bee Garden • Cactus and Succulent Collection • Heritage Apples and Pears
The Herb Garden
The most spectacular
in the UK
The herb garden was the inspiration of garden designer John Brookes. Its design, which now incorporates the rose and lavender garden, can be best appreciated from the viewing platform. Culinary, fragrant, cosmetic and medicinal herbs are planted in large blocks within an abstract array of gravel paths. Herbs are for sale in the Manor’s Plant Centre.
The Manor’s History
There are informative guided tours of the Manor and the Rural Life Museum
Events at the Manor
Samarès Country Fair - Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August 2017
Receptions and Ceremonies
Children's Play Area • Willow Labyrinth and Jungle Path