Great Chalfield Manor Garden

Great Chalfield Manor & Garden, near Melksham

Great Chalfield manor and Garden was given to the National Trust in 1943.

Great Chalfield Manor and Garden is comparable to Great Dixter in Sussex and the layout of the borders to the back of the House is similar. The gardens were designed by Alfred Parsons RA, PRWS in 1905-1912 with an Arts and Crafts influence.
Here the gardens lead down to a spring fed moat and fishpond, water almost surrounds the property. The present occupiers have made good progress in improving the gardens, which are now worth seeing in their own right.
There are some very colourful borders in many parts of the garden and you will also notice the unusual Yew Topiary pavillions in the form of houses - but without windows.
Autumn borders extend the season.
The orchard leading down to the lower moat is kept for wild flowers and overall the garden has a calming romantic atmosphere.
In February the gardens have an open day for snowdrops and hellebores.

Great Chalfield - Drama, TV, Film location

  • Poldark
  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  • Wolf Hall
  • Persuasion
  • Wives and Daughters

2020 Great Chalfield Manor - National Trust For opening times & prices see  and link to the National Trust see website. Wheelchair access to the garden is possible on two levels to avoid flights of steps, there is an adapted WC. Partial disabled access in the house in Hall & Dining Room only, a photo album of upper rooms is available
Snowdrops - normally open for charity  February - check website for details

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  • Street: Great Chalfield Manor
  • Postcode: SN12 8NH
  • City: Melksham
  • County: Wiltshire
  • Country: United Kingdom


  • Telephone: 01225 782239
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