Greys Court

Posted on: December 4th, 2011 by Rob

At Greys Court, the remains of the 14th-century medieval manor fortifications form a series of charming walled gardens. Within the walls, the white garden features magnolias, lilies and peonies.

This picturesque house, mainly Tudor in style, has a beautiful courtyard and one surviving tower dating from 1347. The house has an interesting history and was involved in Jacobean court intrigue. It has been the home of the Brunner family since the 1930s and the interior, with some outstanding 18th-century plasterwork, is still furnished as a family home. The ground floor is on show to visitors. Outside are a Tudor wheelhouse, walled gardens full of old-fashioned roses and wisteria, an ornamental vegetable garden, maze and ice house.

The rose garden, planted with old-fashioned roses, leads to a circular walled garden enclosing ancient wistarias. The wall of the medieval tithe barn partly encloses a walk of Japanese cherry trees.

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