The main front of the house overlooks a wide expanse of lawn from which a broad flight of steps leads down to the lower terrace where, in 2000, a parterre designed by Charlotte Molesworth was laid out to celebrate the millennium. The pattern of box hedges, gravel and planted enclosures was taken from a detail of the early-18th century view of the garden by Harris, thus giving continuity over a period of three centuries.
From the parterre the view extends out over the village cricket ground immediately below and the rest of the main area of parkland beyond. It is a very different scene to the years after the war when the terraces were overgrown and a series of army Nissan huts survived on the lower terrace from the years of military requisition.
On the other side of the house the flights of steps in the middle of terraced lawns lead up to a yew-hedged walk at the top of which is the lime avenue. The early-18th century view of the garden show a formal axis here and the avenue of red-twigged limes, Tilia platyphyllus ‘Rubra’, was planted to recreate the same vista. The avenue was planted in 1984 to mark Brook FitzWalter’s 70th birthday. Positioned at the top as an eye-catcher is a large stone urn on a pedestal that was positioned a few years later, in 1991, to celebrate Brook and Margaret FitzWalter’s 40th wedding anniversary.