Sad to report that Old Rectory Gardens, Sudborough have decided to close to the public for good from 25th July 2021; the owners citing old age and climate change for this difficult decision. The gardens are famous for their large collection of roses and rare trees and shrubs, as well as for a potager designed by Rosemary Verey (pictured) and for their tranquil setting by a gentle stream along which Kingfishers are often seen to flit – a sad loss to the public!

It was hoped to visit these gardens next year along with neighbouring Lyveden New Bield. If we can’t organize a group visit early next month, the gardens remain open for individual visitors on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 5 p.m. £8/7 and £2 U18. The gardens also host a renowned pop-up restaurant which will operate from 20th-25th July: cost £48 per person, booking essential!


Champagne and 2 Oysters (Optional, £10 supplement)

Selection of Snacks

Soda bread with House Butter

The Old Rectory Garden Salad

Flamed Mackerel, Cucumber, Elderflower and Dill

Local Pork cooked 3 ways with Pickled Courgette Puree

Raspberry Ripple, Buttermilk Ice Cream and Almond Crumble

Cheese Board (Optional, £11 supplement)

PLEASE NOTE we will seat people at 12.30pm for lunch and 6.30pm for dinner so please arrive 30 minutes before if you want to walk around the garden.