Grotto & Fernery
With its impressive dome, the Grotto & Fernery within the Swiss Garden invites further exploration and doesn’t disappoint. The original ironwork structure, with its beautifully crafted cylinder glass, was embellished by Joseph Shuttleworth in 1876 to include striking Pulhamite stone-lined tunnels and planting pockets filled with ferns.
Recent restoration work includes new planting schemes, designed to delight, and this building offers a most unusual setting for private ceremonies. Wedding ceremonies are held in the Grotto & Fernery from May to late September, and this building is licensed for wedding parties of 16 or less, including the bride and groom.
Please visit weddings for further details, availability and viewings.