The small walled museum garden is based on a border in the garden Gertrude Jekyll designed for Millmead, a house she commissioned in Bramley from Edwin Lutyens. The summer house is a copy of the one Lutyens designed for Millmead. The plants are all ones Miss Jekyll used in her gardens. The circular steps, topiary peacock, decorative paving laid out around a millstone, and the use of local building materials (Bargate stone, brick and tile and untreated oak) are characteristic of the gardens she created with Sir Edwin Lutyens.
See also four videos of the garden that were made during the coronavirus lockdown:
- Day 2 Godalming Museum garden 1
- Day 24 Godalming Museum garden 2
- Day 59 Godalming Museum Garden 4 - Roses