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About the Knightshayes
The original Victorian garden was designed by the celebrated landscaper Edward Kemp, but the present more extensive gardens owe much to the late Sir John and Lady Heathcoat Amory who gave Knightshayes to the National Trust in 1972. The Amorys together designed, planted and maintained growing collections of magnolia, rhododendron, unusual trees and shrubs, bulbs and herbaceous plants within their "Garden in the Wood". This is laid out beyond the formal lawns surrounded by battlemented yews, a topiary chase scene and a circular lily pool. Knightshayes is a collection of gardens linked together by design using plant texture and colour to provide interest from early springtime to the autumn.
The walled garden is part of the original Victorian layout and was restored in 2011. It is soil association approved and is managed using stock free and low tillage methods. The varieties grown are generally classic or modern but we do care for a collection of about 150 varieties of tomatoes in seed and grow about 30-50 different varieties a year.
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