The impressive gardens of Le Manoir bring an enchanting experience to the culinary adventure. The two-acre vegetable and herb garden and vast young orchard make Le Manoir's grounds an experience in their own right. Planted with over 90 varieties of vegetable and 70 types of herb, they supply the restaurant's kitchen with the freshest produce during the late spring, summer and autumn months. Stroll through the grounds and you'll also find an English water garden, fed by natural springs, which was created by the monks who occupied the site in the 16th century. After falling in love with Japan during his travels, Raymond Blanc worked with landscape designer Robert Ketchell to create a tranquil Japanese tea garden. Within it, a beautiful tea house enables guests to contemplate the beauty and simplicity of their surroundings.