Situated close to the entrance, the Tea Garden is convenient for those who arrive early and wish for a light lunch before taking in the garden, or for those who wish to refuel with a delicious afternoon tea mid way through their visit. Here there are some amusing pieces of topiary amidst the clipped and shaped hedges. A Wildflower Meadow containing many early spring flowering bulbs in particular a prosperous colony of Camassias, a North American bulb with spectacular columns of blue flowers leads to a large pond. The pond is home to Moorhens that raise several broods of chicks each year and contains a large stand of the Water Hawthorn with bronze leaves and white flowers. We continually experiment here incorporating many of the more vigorous hardy perennials from the garden that are able to compete in these conditions.

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