There are many other interesting garden features at Eaton.
In addition to five large glasshouses providing produce and pot plants for the Hall and events in the Long Room, there is a 400-foot long glasshouse – the 1st Duke’s Camelia Walk – which is the longest of its type anywhere in the world. Particularly stunning from Januay to May, it contains many varieties of camelia including ancient varieties and some planted for the 1st Duke.
There is also a walk around the nine acre boating lake which is particularly good in the spring. Known as the Rhododendron Walk, at certain times of the year it is awash with blues, oranges, yellows and pinks - rhododendrons and azaleas - together with many different species of tree.
An extensive new garden, landscaped as recently as 2008, has been created by leveling a large area running down to the lake and planting around 300 new yews. The Duchess also has plans to introduce four new peonie borders in this same area.