The Apple Walk borrows the view of St Mary’s Church, Happisburgh sitting on the cliff beside the North Sea around one mile distant. By framing the church with tall Poplar trees, its importance is emphasised so that it appears closer to the garden than it is in reality. Planted with old-fashioned varieties of eating apples trained as espaliers, the Apple Walk is both decorative and productive. However, many of the names of these apples have been lost so we are endeavouring to retrieve them. Edged with a froth of Nepeta mussinii ‘Six Hills Giant’ this area is humming with bees on sunny days. Cut back several times a year to encourage fresh growth and successional flowerings the Nepeta always looks fresh except in the hottest of summers. Walking towards the church, we find a wild flower meadow and a natural looking pond. It is not natural but lined for our water table is some 5.5 metres below the surface and the soil is very free draining. To the eastern side of the Apple Walk we find the Winter Garden.



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