The walled garden, created in 1990 by Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister when the family took over the Hall in 1989, was built to contain the original Elizabethan gardens over four hundred years ago. At the beginning of the twentieth century it was a typical Victorian walled garden containing vegetables, fruit and flowers for the house. However, by the 1970s this had become uneconomical and the garden was grassed over, leaving only the herbaceous borders and a vegetable plot.
Mrs Cunliffe-Lister was keen to bring the walled garden back to its former glory but rather than recreating a replica of the original Elizabethan garden the concept behind the new design was to combine the two Elizabethan ages - using ideas of the first Elizabethans and incorporating them with new ones, as well as the wide selection of plants and materials available today. Built up over the past twenty years the walled garden today is a unique wonderland containing over 4,000 different plants. Included in the wide variety of planting are rose beds, vegetable gardens, herbaceous borders, fruit beds, a jungle garden and a national collection of campanulas.