Croquet Lawn

The garden at Gravetye contrasts very powerfully between wild garden and formality. This is particularly evident on the croquet lawn where its neat lines are bordered by rich wild flower meadow and old trees and shrubs. This space was originally named the playground by Robinson and the local village children often used to play there. Today the local village school still comes once a year to practice country dancing here and we use the area to host parties in a large marquee.