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The Garden

Fischer’s is the quintessential English Country house garden, its essence distilled into 5 acres of glorious, inspired planting and design.

Enclosed by a high sandstone wall, Baslow Hall is The Secret Garden brought to life, raised like a phoenix from the ashes of a long-neglected, near derelict plot to the vision we see today, thanks to the skill and vision of Max Fischer and his very dedicated team.

They have created smooth, verdant lawns surrounded by cottage garden borders filled with sweet-scented traditional flowers, an Arboretum planted with specimen trees and the classical kitchen garden. Perfectly clipped yew and box hedges catch the eye, whilst hidden paths lead to secluded corners, a pond or secret bridge.

Fischer’s is a garden to delight the senses, and we encourage all our guests, be they gardeners or not, to take a stroll and appreciate the glory of the ultimate English Garden.


Pride of place are our kitchen and walled gardens. Here Max Fischer and the gardening team nurture seedlings and plant an array of fruit, root and green vegetables and a wealth of herbs. The abundance of herbs and vegetables during the summer months are close by for the chefs to pick freshly for the day’s menu.

Nasturtiums, marigolds and sweet peas are planted between the vegetables as a deterrent for pests and to attract bees.

These gardens also play host to a large number of small bird varieties nesting and feeding, another of the garden’s delights.



Fischer’s is truly a garden for all seasons. Sweeping snowdrop and bluebell displays herald Spring, fragrant roses and traditional country garden flowers abound in Summer, and are followed by the stunning autumnal colours of the majestic horse chestnut trees.

Even in the depths of winter, Max’s clever planting ensures there is plenty for the garden enthusiast and amateur to appreciate, with textures and sculptural plants taking centre stage. A chance to study the very architecture of the garden itself, such as carefully crafted stone paths normally eclipsed by the beauty of the flowers and shrubs.


Max has sourced a wealth of plants and vegetables from specialist local markets and nurseries to reflect what was grown in the garden in bygone years, delighting the senses with their abundance of subtle colours and perfumes.


Our giant bench is a favourite spot. Take a moment to sit and savour Baslow Hall’s glorious gardens and the beauty of the countryside beyond, the rolling hills, solid old farmhouses, ancient dry stone walls and the softly flowing River Derwent.