Welcome to the Gardens at Teasses. Our truly seasonal gardens have undergone extensive renovation and planning since the mid 1990s. The area now covered by the Gardens previously served as pasture for cattle and grazing horses; nowadays the site is set out as extensive formal gardens. The Walled Garden and the Greenhouses are perhaps two of the most recognisable features at Teasses and they have been sensibly rebuilt and restored. They are now prolific in the production of fruits, vegetables and cut flowers for Teasses House.
When the Estate was purchased by the Morrison family in the mid 1990s, the gardens at Teasses were found in very poor condition. Decades of neglect and decay had severely impacted not only the grounds, but also the garden buildings. One of the biggest losses was the Victorian Glasshouses which were sadly demolished. Under the guidance of the family however, the Glasshouses were faithfully recreated in the today’s Walled Garden, so that you can still fully appreciate their original Victorian design.
The Gardens today
Large drifts of perennial planting provide colour throughout the growing season. The gardens, particularly those around the Teasses House, are awash with the milky blue and purple flowers of Campanula lactiflora, and punctuated with the rich cerise of the popular, yet not easily available, Nodding Onion, Allium cernuum, amongst others.
The Rose Garden with its heavily scented old English variety Roses is lifted by the hot, spicy scents of Carnations. The Pond is abundantly punctuated with Water Lilies and surrounded by Iris sibirica and other marginal plants. Formal structure anchors luxurious beds of mixed perennials all at their best in June and July.
A network of paths lead you through the Millennium Wood where you may happen upon individual gardens each inspired by a member of the Morrison family. In spring the woodlands are carpeted with wild primroses, daffodils, bluebells and finally wild flowers and mixed grass species. Rhododendron and Camellia plantings provide colour throughout late Winter and Spring.
A highlight of a visit to Teasses is the Walled Garden. Visitors delight in the espaliered apple, plum and pear trees against the south facing walls. In the glasshouses are grown Peaches, Figs and Grapes. The deep herbaceous borders are full of colour throughout the year. The glasshouses are particularly useful in the garden as they provide much needed protection for young seedlings and tender plants