The Mediterranean Garden is a series of south facing terraces, each backed by the shelter of heat retaining red brick walls. Two plants in particular cause much excitement here. Echium pininana from the Canary Islands with amazing towering four metre columns of blue flowers so beloved by bees. We also have pink and white varieties of this plant. The other stunner in this garden is Beschonaria yuccoides from Mexico. In early summer this plant produces great swan-necked stems to two metres high featuring the most stunning shrimp-pink stems, the upper portion with bracts enclosing small lime-green flowers. Both of these plants are monocarpic, having grown to flowering size they bloom, set seed and die. However they leave behind their legacy of seed or offsets. Over a period of time these two plants form colonies which produce some blossom every year.


These are joined by palms, grasses, agapanthus and a good selection of kniphofias as well as many other plants. At the heart of this garden is the pavilion and sitting terraces where visitors may relax awhile.



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