mindrum garden

Mindrum Gardens was first designed in the late 19th Century, and has now become a magical combination of old fashioned roses, hardy perennials, mature shrubs and trees. 

mindrum garden

Mindrum Gardens was first designed in the late 19th Century, and has now become a magical combination of old fashioned roses, hardy perennials, mature shrubs and trees. 

mindrum garden

Mindrum Gardens was first designed in the late 19th Century, and has now become a magical combination of old fashioned roses, hardy perennials, mature shrubs and trees. 

mindrum garden

Mindrum Gardens was first designed in the late 19th Century, and has now become a magical combination of old fashioned roses, hardy perennials, mature shrubs and trees. 

Mindrum Garden

First designed in the late 19th Century, the gardens are a magical combination of old fashioned roses, violas, hardy perennials, mature shrubs, trees and lawns with a woodland path running alongside the stream at the bottom of the garden. It combines tranquil secluded corners with wide open vistas as you stroll from one area to another.

Much of the Garden was laid out in the 1920s and the limestone rock garden was bought as a display garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in the 1930s.  Over time, the garden became lost, until rediscovered and painstakingly dug out in the late 1950s, following which Ginny Fairfax created a paradise of rambling roses and herbaceous borders, planted to bursting point across the gardens and rocky slopes. Ginny has since created a new gravel garden at Kirky Cottage.

Recently, Tom and Miki relandscaped an area of the garden to provide a tranquil setting where you can sit by the ponds and enjoy the views over the rose garden, down the rock garden and across to the Cheviot hills beyond.

The gardens are open by appointment only, during the summer on weekdays. For groups of 10 people or more, guided tours and teas may be available on request. Please contact us for more information.