Located on the west side of the estate, the four central rectangular beds are at their glorious best for scent and colour in late June and July. They are planted with a wide variety of rose types, including historic Gallica, Bourbon, China, moss, hybrid perpetual, hybrid musk, hybrid tea, and floribunda roses. Modern varieties of Austin roses, shrub roses, climbers and patio roses complete the picture.

The south and west side beds are planted to extend the visitors’ enjoyment with a variety of perennials, bulbs and shade tolerant shrubs to provide early spring interest and late fall colour.

The griffin holding court under the magnificent roses arch is a very old statue said to have come from London after WWII.