Designed by Edwin Lutyens himself as an integral part of the design for the property, the Gardens stand on the site of an old market garden, most likely begun by Flemish settlers during the medieval period. Although Gertrude Jekyll has long been linked with the site, and was a frequent collaborator of Lutyens, it appears as though The Salutation is a rare example of a project conceived in its entirety by the architect.
Our garden team strives to stay true to the spirit of the original garden, rather than trying to pickle it in aspic. Lutyens was a stunning innovator, evolving through styles and ever open to new influences. He would undoubtedly have approved of our gardeners’ ceaseless creativity.