Emerging from the vine covered tunnel we enter the Glasshouse Garden where the large central pot is planted with imaginative schemes annually as are the surrounding pots so that by summer’s end the pots become invisible beneath a fountain of fabulous foliage and bounteous blossom. In winter they are home to topiarised box shapes. Taking an easterly path beneath an arch of the rose Rosa ‘Maigold’ we enter the central part of this garden. At its centre there is a circular raised pond with a wide ledge that serves as a perching place. Here there are four pillars each topped with a pot planted for exotic summer impact.

 

In the final section of this garden is a large glasshouse which houses our ever widening collection of old-fashioned Pelargonium’s, amongst other plants including an imposing specimen of the tree dahlia, Dahlia imperialis from Mexico which flowers at Christmas.

 

 

This area of some twelve acres has been planted with formal avenues of the Italian alder, Alnus cordata. The surrounding enclosed areas are gradually being planted with trees and shrubs, including one area that is intended to develop as a Pinetum. The entire area is enclosed with shelter belts of the Monterey Pine, Pinus radiata, crutial as our garden is an oasis in an open area of vast arable fields.

 



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