The garden

Vestry House Museum’s award-winning garden is a peaceful space where visitors and local residents can relax and reflect. The planting is inspired by its history as an eighteenth-century workhouse garden, with an emphasis on useful plants including vegetables, herbs and dye plants. There is also a wild meadow area and a bed designed to attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators.

The garden is maintained by an active group of dedicated volunteers. If you’ve got green fingers – or if you’re a beginner who is keen to learn – we would love to hear from you.

Our Garden Room is available to hire for meetings and events, including weddings. For room hire enquiries email