Over 250 years old, the Walled Garden remains a perfect spot for picnics and strolls among the blooms.
The Walled Garden at Newbridge dates to c.1765 when the house was extended. At this time, the gardens and orchard, which had been set to the east of the house, were relocated and contained within a walled garden at the rear of the house and courtyard. This helped to create a sheltered microclimate favourable for productive growing and a more secure location hidden from view.
The walled garden fed the Cobbe family for three centuries, with surplus crops being sold at market. From the historic accounts we know that the garden was rich with produce such as asparagus, gooseberries, cherries, peaches and nectarines, plums, pears, cucumbers, strawberries, artichokes, white and black currants, melons, grapes and of course, apples (examples of which can still be seen).
The walled garden boasts two fine greenhouses (a propagation house and vinery), constructed in 1905 to plans by Messenger & Co of Loughborough, Leicestershire. They survive with bothy/stokery, underground heating systems and an original vine!
Today visitors can see the same apples trees still producing fruit over a century later. During the summer months the garden borders are filled with flowers including the spectacular rose walk down the central axis of the garden, which is a riot of colour when in bloom!