Peckover House is situated in the capital of the Fens, Wisbech. Its two acre walled gardens are an oasis of calm in the midst of the busy activities of a thriving market town.
The Peckover family lived in the classic Georgian merchants’ town house from 1794. They were staunch Quakers, living a simple life and yet at the same time, running a successful private bank. They were well respected in the town for their philanthropic activities. The family began to layout the gardens in the early 19th century and they continued to evolve as fashions and the family’s tastes changed. The family’s keen interest in plants is reflected in the many interesting plants still to be found growing in the garden.
The Silent Space
The Wilderness Walk is a lovely setting for the Silent Space at Peckover. Follow a secret path bordered by mature trees, shrubs and perennial plants and enjoy the songs of the many birds that frequent the garden. As Quakers, quiet contemplation was an essential part of the Peckover family life. You are invited to join the Peckover ethos of quiet contemplation as you wander along the Wilderness enjoying the many different plants
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For opening times please see the Garden's website.