A beautiful South Yorkshire stately home, Wortley Hall is set in 26 acres of gardens and woodlands. 11 acres of these grounds are made up of the formal gardens.
Within the 11 acres of formal Gardens you will find a great deal to interest the keen horticulturist - a 100 metre long Peace Walk planted with herbaceous perennials on one side and old English Roses on the other, a Lavender walk which becomes a sea of deep blue in June and July visited by honey bees and butterflies in their thousands, a sunken garden planted with dwarf Azaleas and Rhododendrons; which are a haze of colour in late May to early June. Under the south facing Palladian front of the Hall, the Italianate terracing and many of the formal features remain but what was once a parterre garden, is now lawned. This sets off the magnificent displays of Summer bedding in the urns and around the fountain, which brings a spectacular blast of colour during the Summer months.
The old Kitchen Garden, has in the last couple of years been given a new lease of life by Heeley City Farm. The old Kitchen Garden is now growing organic fruit and vegetables which are sold in local farmers markets and used in the Hall’s own restaurant. Some of the old varieties of fruit trees still remain in the Kitchen Garden including a cordon of pear trees one variety of which is Soldat Labourer one of only two examples remaining in the UK.