A key part of our brief was to carry out all hardscaping in a manner sympathetic to the special architectural and historic characteristics of the garden. We did so as harmoniously as modern working practices and building materials allowed, often utilising the original methods of construction.
The planting in the garden, which is all undertaken under the direction of the Head Gardener and their team, is a horticulturalist’s delight. The garden’s microclimate provides the conditions for layered plantings containing a multitude of unusual and special plants designed for all seasons. The main borders provide an amazing tapestry of colour and texture from late spring until the end of the year.
They sit alongside more natural areas of spring bulb meadow and expansive lawns. The Peony Garden provides a more intimate haven for rest and relaxation, while the borders to the east and west contain a lovely woodland edge mix of perennials, choice Hydrangeas and some unusual specimens.
The garden is open to the public most days for a few hours and well worth a visit.