Garden, Lakes & Woodlands

Explore Our Award-Winning Italianate Gardens

Beauty Around Every Corner

The longstanding vision of Sir George Sitwell is the cornerstone of the stunning gardens that exist today. Between 1965 and 2009, Sir Reresby & Lady Penelope Sitwell made vast improvements to the grounds, complementing the already-prominent Italianate theme that Sir George admired. Alexandra has overseen additional changes to the gardens since taking over in 2009, with the help of Renishaw’s seasoned gardening team.

With over 20 beautiful areas to explore, the gardens are the perfect place to meet and make memories with your loved ones. The changing seasons welcome a variety of blooms, such as the English native bluebells, hybrid magnolias and oriental poppies. Our young visitors particularly favour the woodland area, which hosts a fun-filled play area, silhouettes of familiar cartoon characters and a special jungle surprise. 

There are plenty of opportunities to discover something new at Renishaw or to be immersed in your favourite nature surrounding. We highly recommend garden-enthusiasts visit the National Collection of Yuccas, which houses over 40 species in the Orangery located North of the Top Lawn. 

Award-Winning Gardens

In 2015, we were delighted to receive the HHA/Christie’s Garden of the Year Award, given annually to the UK’s most stunning gardens for over 38 years. This prestigious award reflects our passion for providing our visitors with exceptional surroundings in nature and a true, one of a kind experience for everyone.

To experience the gardens at Renishaw alongside any planned activities such as Guided Hall Tours and Vineyard Tours, please refer to our tickets and events page or call 01246 432 310 to speak with our friendly team.