Luton Hoo Walled Garden is now open on Wednesdays when visitors can enjoy a stunning woodland walk, created from the Flower Garden Wood which was originally designed by Capability Brown.
The new Shooting Lodge cafe is also in business, serving home-made light lunches and refreshments.
An enthusiastic band of volunteers, both gardeners and conservationists, has been restoring the garden for the benefit of future generations and they’re keen to share their progress.
A wide range of research has also been undertaken since the project began in 2001.
The £5 entry fee includes a guided tour and, in addition, one of the estate’s Victorian farm buildings.
> The five-acre, octagonal Luton Hoo Walled Garden was designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown for John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, soon after he acquired the estate in 1763.
If you’d like to help with the restoration project, visit www.lutonhooestate.co.uk or call 01582 721443.
A spokesperson said: “We’re urgently looking for strong active people to help with heavy grass cutting, strimming and general garden work.”