Explore the garden at the Hill House to find a tranquil outdoor space that was lovingly tended and enjoyed by the Blackie family, especially Walter Blackie who was a keen and knowledgeable gardener.

There are seasonal highlights to discover year-round. Early spring-flowering bulbs in the wildflower orchard herald the end of winter, followed by azaleas and bluebells around the lower lawn, once used as a tennis court. In summer your senses are stimulated with floral fragrance in the Rose Garden and vibrant colours in the herbaceous borders. As the season changes, there are stunning autumn colours from Japanese maples in the Rock Garden, followed by the striking branch structure visible in their winter form.

Other features of interest include a secluded pond area, mature shrubberies, an apple orchard to the north of the house and a small vegetable garden providing ideas and inspiration for grow-your-own. From the south terrace lawn, the house and the box can be appreciated from a different perspective.

Although formal in layout, the garden is managed to encourage biodiversity and with sustainable horticultural practices. This is evident in the abundance of wildlife in the garden including frogs, newts, bats, butterflies and many species of birds.