Mature holm oaks, native oaks, yew and birch trees form a dappled canopy in the sunken woodland set below the garden’s special ‘Grade 1 listed’ mantle wall
The moat woodland is rich in tree species, wildflowers and fungi, which in turn attract insects, birds and small mammals.
In spring you can follow paths that meander beneath the trees and beside grassy banks clothed in bluebells and naturalised Narcissus.
Enjoy the shade and listen to bird song here in early summer. At dusk you may catch a glimpse of our resident barn owls gliding silently between the trees.