This garden was constructed by digging into a slope in an effort to gain more shelter from the wind. Today, thanks to Peter Beales Roses it is the Rose Garden containing many new and not so new, ‘Old-Fashioned’ roses in soft shades of pinks, whites and reds. These are closely planted with herbaceous perennials for we too, like Peter Beales, believe that roses should be an integral part of the garden and not grown as a monoculture where all their little faults become magnified and very noticeable. Here with their supporting cast of perennials they are elevated and enhanced to another level and the season of interest is longer too. At the centre of this garden is a square pond enclosed by large architectural blocks of yew, this deliberate design feature beckons the visitor on and encourages exploration as not all is revealed in one glance. In the centre of this pond is a sculpture by artist and blacksmith Bill Cordaroy made using stainless steel and glass. On a sunny day watch the play of colourful reflection on the water as you walk around the pond. Having enjoyed the Rose Garden exit beneath a pergola at its western side.

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