The Long Border consists of a pair of herbaceous beds with a combined length of about 45 metres (150 feet). It is backed by a 'tapestry hedge' of Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Haggerston Grey' and golden Thuja plicata 'Zebrina'. The colour scheme of the border has purple as its key and flowering is mostly in July and August.
Previously a rose garden it is now a mixture of roses and perennials with a pale colour scheme. The original, pre-war design had eight small beds. It was redesigned and replanted in 2005 and again in 2022 and there are now two beds around a paved centre. The pergola has also been extended to enclose the west as well as the south side of the garden. The roses growing on the pergola and the house are 'Albertine'. 'Chaplin's Pink' and 'American Pillar'.
The Herb Garden was started in 1992. Enclosed by trees, shrubs and walls, with narrow paths, the Herb Garden is planted informally with a wide range of herbs and cottage garden plants. There are four main beds and two smallerbeds on either side of a camomile path.
The roses on the central arch are 'Mme Alfred Carriere'.
The garden in front of the barn was replanted in Spring 2017 with aromatic plants. The garden is bounded by a line of Rosa 'Excelsa'. 'Etoile de Holland' grows over the barn.
Three sculptures represent Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric and are called A Modern Trivium.
Three more sculptures represent Music, Mathematics and Astronomy and are called A Modern Quadrivium.
This was previously the shrubbery and was cleared and replanted in 2005/6.
The principal design features are large yew topiary sculptures inspired by the works of Henry Moore and grasses.
The minor parts are filled by shrubs and a small tree Ulmus minor 'Dampieri Aurea'.
It is an area that comes into its own in late summer and has structure throughout the winter.