When Lutyens designed the garden, he adapted and incorporated into the layout a number of cattle sheds and a cart lodge that had formed part of the nineteenth century farmyard to the rear of the house. What is now the Nursery likewise utilises former agricultural buildings. Beyond the Nursery, the shop is based in what was once a pair of cottages dating from the late eighteenth century.

The Exotic Garden from inside the adjacent Hovel, previously a cattle shed.