The landscape of Arlington Court received a makeover during Queen Victoria’s reign. Walks and drives provided a series of contrasting gardens and experiences. Open lawns allowed for distant views to features such as the church tower, surrounded by trees and shrubbery. The flower garden has a terrace with steps to each new level, and a pond with two ornamental herons nearby. The herbaceous borders reflect the Victorian feel of the garden.
The walled kitchen garden would have provided the household with fresh food and flowers. Today it is maintained in Victorian style, with fruit trees trained along the walls and rows of soft fruits.
In the Victorian pinery, the family grew pineapples, and the remains are still visible. However, it became a fernery when fashions changed and by the early 20th century, was quite neglected.
Finally, there’s an avenue of monkey-puzzle trees along the west drive and an obelisk, which was erected in the south-east park to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.