Explore the Grounds
Space to Explore & Enjoy
EXCLUSIVE USE – 5 ACRES TO EXPLORE
From St. Bartholomew’s Church, our private drive winds its way through historic parkland, past lakes and through woodland to reveal the house and unspoilt rural views.
From there, our five acres of gardens are full of interest through the seasons. Early in the year banks of snowdrops and daffodils abound. These give way to the bluebells, tulips and wisterias of spring and early summer, the walled garden wildflower meadow, lavender walkway and vibrant autumn colours of the woodland glades and parkland trees.
Our Main Lawn is spacious and flat so ideal if you would like to use it for a fete, circus performance or bouncy castle. It is also perfect for a wedding ceremony or dining space, whether formal marquee or a simple and intimate afternoon tea.
Water & Bog Gardens
Below the Lawn, guests and couples can wander Cherry Walk to discover the secluded Water Garden and Bog Garden beyond, with its hidden swing seat.
The Upper Lawn leads through a wisteria covered gateway to the secluded Rose Garden, a perfect space for intimate blessings. Full of scented, ornamental roses, there is also an impressive magnolia tree and a beech arch leading through to the 2 acre Walled Garden beyond.
Our two acre Walled Garden is a much loved project full of interest through the seasons. Amongst the highlights are the espalier walkway of old Herefordshire apple varieties, the long borders, pleached hornbeam, lavender walkway, cutting garden and, of course, the wild flower meadow.
The crowning glory is our Grade I listed 17th century Summerhouse – restored from near collapse in 2011 – which has been given new life as a unique backdrop for wedding ceremonies, reception drinks and an overnight bolthole for romantics.
Our woods are beautiful throughout the seasons – carpeted in bluebells in springtime, full of dappled sunlight through the beech trees in summertime, and filled with glorious colour in the autumn.
The woodland closest to the Summerhouse can now also be used as an unusual and rustic location for a woodland wedding ceremony.
The parkland is a romantic place for photographs, particularly when the grass is long and full of wildflowers. It’s well worth the extra effort to be able to look back on Homme House from a distance.