The walled garden at Burton Constable is an 18th-century design and was designed and built during the Capability Brown interventions. Originally known as the ‘Stove Garden’, William Constable first outlined his directions to the designer in 1769. The design included two pedimented buildings on either side of an original stove house, constructed in the neoclassical style. 


The walled garden provided protection from the elements, and the stove house raised the temperature to create a microclimate. Greenhouses were used to line the stove-warmed northern wall which would have enabled exotic fruits to be grown ‒ together with the kitchen garden, would have provided food for the family, staff and guests at Burton Constable on a daily basis. 

Growing Fruit and Vegetables

In more recent times, the gardens were rented out to various flower and vegetable growers who utilised the space on a commercial basis. Until in the 1980s, it was left empty and was eventually used as an enclosure to rear pheasants. In 2006, Mr C undertook a programme of significant repair and restoration work to return the area to its former glory. Over two years he created a pleasure garden.

The Bothy Holiday Cottage

Resting within the enchanting 18th-century Walled Garden, The Bothy offers beautiful views of a sea of white roses in the warmer months.

Boasting three bedrooms, including two doubles and a twin, this holiday cottage ensures comfort and convenience. With a family bathroom and the added luxury of two separate WCs, The Bothy invites you to experience a perfect blend of history and contemporary comfort.

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