A PLANTSMAN GARDEN
This is a 2/3 acre of an acre garden with views across an AONB crammed full with hidden treasures in all senses of the word. . Old roses, exuberant planting and luxuriance within a strong design create a garden that visitors refer to as harmonious, tranquil and evoking memories of childhood. The design was done in . Over time plants have been encouraged to self-seed and passions have developed so areas are constantly changing. David Newman sculptures are integral to the design, further enhanced by Victorian church stonework.
Before pictures - 1994 -1997
Progress 2009 - building box hedge lawn
New design for top of garden, 2015
A winding path - done on a low budget using old upcycled paving edged with bricks invites you on down the garden.
Sprng has broken- aquiilegas, campion an dbeautiful umbellifera's freely self seed in a bed mulched with gravel.
Contrasting foliage - the light cream of the iris pseudoacorus variegata foliage is the perfect back drop for the black tulips
Views in the distance as you try and catch a glimpse of the fish.
We dug out the pond and lined it.
A profusion of alliums made all the better by the foil of verdant lime green spring growth
Complimentary and contrasting colours. The yellow bush in the back ground is actually a rare Berberis.. There are over 400 different species of Berberis grown in our gardens but this one is a beauty.
Silene frimbriata, aquilegas and alliums surround this lovely old piece of wood.
A small hidden away shed to hide in when the rain comes or to quietly read a book. Half disguised by a beautiful Viburnum plicatum. In the foreground is a David Hicks sculpture nestled in the shade of the birchs.
Hidden alleyways with glimpses of light and shade invite you on to explore the space