Morton Hall rests on the crest of a steep embankment and looks out west over the Vale of Evesham to Welsh mountain ranges on the horizon. This grand view is framed by the Malvern and Clee Hills to the left and right. The main approach to the house, however, is from the east, through the rolling Worcestershire countryside. A broad expanse of parkland directly in front of the house boasts a range of mature specimen trees and a spectacular fritillary meadow. The elegant east elevation was built around 1780 with an early 19th century extension on its south side.
Both garden and house have been extensively renovated to take full advantage of panoramic views. These renovations have created internal vistas and provided ready access to the gardens from every side of the house. The eight acres of gardens and park encircling the house were designed by landscape architect Charles Chesshire as a succession of distinct ‘garden rooms’. While each of these rooms has its individual character, defined by landscape, planting style and colour scheme, there is a strong sense of continuity. This means that visitors experience a journey with a clear beginning and end.
The journey starts on the lawn in front of the late Georgian elevation of the house