When Sir Harold moved into Jermyn's House the land around it was fields and paddocks. These were used for growing plants for the nursery. Sir Harold planted some of his treasured plants close to the house. The lawn at the side of the house was his private garden and here he planted the yew hedge for privacy. He also planted many other trees including Metasequoia glyptostroboides. These were from the original batch of seeds received by the Arnold Arboretum from China and distributed in 1948.
The rooms inside Jermyn's House are the Gardens' administration offices. It is also used as a meeting venue.
Opened in November 2019, the Tilia Tree Café is located behind Jermyn's House. Ideally located for a ‘half-way’ stop around the Gardens where you can enjoy a wide variety of hot and cold drinks, light lunches, snacks, cream teas, savoury teas, and ice creams.
There is also an ‘Art Wall’ where you can view and buy art and sculptures from local artists.
Jermyn’s House Tea Rooms is undergoing an exciting refurbishment. During 2020 the Jermyn’s House Tea Rooms will be closed, re-opening early 2021. But in this time please enjoy visiting the Tilia Tree Café.
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