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Stody Lodge Gardens

Visitors to Stody Lodge Gardens will be amazed by the riot of colour throughout its 14-acres.

This intensity of colour is softened by beautiful magnolias, camellias, ornamental and specimen trees, late daffodils and bluebells. With expansive lawns, magnificent yew hedges and pathways to explore, Stody Lodge Gardens is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon in unusually beautiful surroundings. In addition, Stody’s exceptional four-acre Azalea Water Gardens is believed to be the largest single planting of vividly coloured azalea mollis (over 2,000 plants) in the country.
London architect Walter Sarel was commissioned to design Stody Lodge and its gardens in 1932 by the 1st Viscount Rothermere, the British newspaper proprietor and founder of the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror. The gardens’ original design have been protected as much as possible whilst developing new areas, deepening the herbaceous borders and adding interest around the lodge.