Beautiful Cottage Gardens

Discover and enjoy nine acres of beautiful grounds.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage


Wander though stunning cottage gardens with traditional Tudor planting, beautiful blooms, shrubs and traditional herbs and vegetables. 

Take time to listen to a reading of one of the dramatist's popular sonnets in the willow arbour and look out for our giant willow sculptures. Then discover our new addition, Miss Willmott's Garden named after the Edwardian horticulturist who designed our cottage gardens in the 19th-century.

Explore our specially created conservation borders (spring and summer) that have been carefully designed to attract butterflies. Then escape amongst the trees for a tranquil woodland walk.

Don't miss the heart-shaped lavender maze - the perfect place to declare your love or even propose to your loved one as well as the Shakespeare Arboretum and Sculpture trail with many trees, shrubs and roses all featured in Shakespeare's writings. 

Willow sculpture in the Cottage gardens

Willow sculpture in the Cottage gardens