Lupins in The Gardens at Webbs Wychbold


Designed by Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal Winner Marigold Webb, the series of high quality themed gardens beside the River Salwarpe at Webbs, Wychbold incorporate thousands of plants, striking features and creative landscaping. The stunning display gardens are designed and nurtured for your enjoyment, relaxation, education and inspiration.

The Riverside Gardens are FREE to visit and open:

April - September

Monday to Friday
Saturdays & Bank Holidays

9.00am - 7.00pm
9.00am - 5.00pm
10.30am - 4.30pm

October - March

Monday to Friday
Saturdays & Bank Holidays

9.00am - 5.00pm
9.00am - 5.00pm
10.30am - 4.30pm


During the winter months the New Wave garden and Hobbit House are closed between 1st November - 1st March. The display gardens remain open during this time.

The Riverside Gardens are five acres of rich resource for everyone to enjoy for FREE, whether you are encouraging young children to explore their natural surroundings, seeking peaceful inspiration from the feature gardens or looking for new ways to go green with ideas for self-sufficiency and environmentally sensitive gardening.

The Riverside Gardens at Webbs

Throughout the seasons the gardens offer a special window into the gardening and natural world with its ever-changing palette of colours. Take a walk through the Wisteria Walkway, in spring this is a tunnel of flowers of differing wisteria varieties, late flowering varieties of clematis flower along each side. Visit the wildflower meadow, see how vegetables can be grown ornamentally in a small garden or be amazed by the myriad of colours in the circular Spectrum Garden. Starting with red on the left, and continuing in a clockwise direction through pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and back to purple the Spectrum Garden demonstrates the use of all types of garden plants in creating bold blocks of colour.

The hobbit house at Webbs

more for you to enjoy in the riverside gardens

  • The Seascape Garden
  • Hosta Heaven in our shady river bank garden
  • In this age of hosepipe bans, see our New and Improved Dry garden border
  • The tranquil shades of the White Garden
  • Ornamental structure in the Grassery, now with additional prairie perennials for extra late summer colour
  • The soothing sounds and textures of our Bamboozelum
  • See what is growing in the kitchen garden
  • Let the children explore the magical Hobbit House, play in the willow wigwams, peak into the insect hotel and explore the stunning summer flowering wild meadow
  • Look out for our own bee hives in the gardens

national collection of potentillas

The Riverside Gardens at Webbs, Wychbold have held the national collection of shrubby potentillas for many years. Recently we revitalised the plants, re-propagating the collection and have now re-planted in various areas of the gardens and in fresh new beds in the picnic areas.

national gardens scheme

We are proud to be members and supporters of the National Gardens Scheme, which has raised more than £45 million for nursing and caring charities since 1927. Find out more about the scheme here.