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Walled Garden

Walled Garden
Walled Garden

Visitors to the Walled Garden will find a delightful array of flowers and shrubs neatly framed by close-cropped box hedgerows.

In mid-summer, the outer borders brim with tall herbaceous perennials such as delphinium, lavandula, lupin and bellflower, while the bedding plants of the inner beds catch the sun with a blaze of colour.

During the spring and autumn, the high garden walls offer shelter for plants, extending their season, and for visitors too, who often find this a lovely warm spot in which to linger. 

In winter the formality of the garden becomes the prominent feature. Box and yew hedges, topiary domes and pyramids contrast charmingly with the small palms that create a centrepiece to many of the beds.

Along the walls hydrangeas, ivy and cotoneaster mask rustic weathered brick and a delightfully decorative pond and ornamental fountain accommodates several aquatic plants including yellow flag iris.

A series of raised stone beds contain short perennial herbs such as dianthus, and the ornate corkscrew hazel is lovely in late winter.