A beautiful setting

Mitton Manor is a 7-acre country garden surrounding a Victorian manor house in the heart of Staffordshire, with formal box and topiary garden rooms in different styles and a natural woodland bordered by a stream. Stunning water features and sculptures just add to the magic. 

“Your gardens are so beautiful. So much care, hard work and thought has clearly gone into the design… A real treat!”

Mitton Manor’s formal gardens have been designed, planted and maintained to the very highest standard, with different themes working together harmoniously to tell individual stories – from cosmic shifts to Egyptian mythology.

Mitton Manor Gardens is part of the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) and opens to the public on various dates during the year to raise money for charity, as well as hosting a great many other exciting events each year; from Garden Tours to awe-inspiring Open-Air Garden Performances. 

Mitton Manor proudly celebrated 10 years as an NGS Garden in 2019.

Currently, the gardens are open for visits on Garden Open Days only. However, outside of our opening days, it is possible to book a private viewing of the garden for parties of 30 people or more. We’ve hosted the Soroptimist Society, various W.I. outings, and a great many garden enthusiasts’ clubs.

If you are planning an outing, lunch or meeting for your social club click here to enquire about how Mitton Manor could help.

Mitton Manor gardens is dog-friendly, and children under twelve go free! You can find more information about Mitton Manor Gardens’ accessibility here.

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Meet Phil, our Head Gardener

Philip Tatler was born, raised and lived most of his life in the north of Stoke-on-Trent. Prior to becoming a gardener, Phil spent thirteen years as an Electrician and five years as an IT Engineer.

Phil’s first gardening role was at Trentham Gardens at the beginning of the gardens’ restoration in 2005. Since then, he has worked at Scampston hall in Yorkshire and Eaton Hall in Cheshire.

As Head Gardener at Combermere Abbey in Shropshire for over six years, Phil designed and built a ‘Back to Back’ show garden for the RHS Tatton flower show in 2016. The garden won a Silver medal.

Phil now lives in the beautiful village of Much Wenlock. He is engaged to the lovely Claire and the couple look forward to their wedding in September this year.

When he isn’t gardening, Phil can be found on Stanley Matthews Way avidly supporting Stoke City FC – his sympathy for which is gratefully received! Other hobbies include: reading, listening to music, playing golf, watching movies and socialising.

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