Yarnton Manor’s dedicated Croquet Lawn is a perennial favourite with visitors, being equipped with croquet hoops and mallets for this classic English summer pursuit. The Old Tennis Lawn is ideally suited to friendly tennis matches, while the Orchard provides plenty of space for ball games as well as offering beautiful views of the surrounding farmland. The Manor Farm Lawn is another popular spot for garden games and outdoor relaxation.
Reminders of different phases of the Manor’s history are evident throughout its gardens. Adjacent to the main Manor is a Sunken Garden with a Victorian sundial as its focal point, offering superb views of the Manor and its outbuildings. The Orangery, now used as staff accommodation, has a pleasant garden of its own.
To the rear of the impressive barn is a final garden, the Walled Garden, which is dotted with trees for welcome shade in the summer. Its other distinguishing feature is a charming 1897 summer house in its west corner, which is the work of celebrated Gothic Revival architects Garner and Bodley, who also designed some of the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge.