This garden, divided by an 18th-century brick wall, contains various rooms within it. The blend of formal and practical, with a structured lawn, maze and Yew Court, next to a vegetable garden and miniature meadow, bring added charm to a classical look.
The controlled maze, which gives the garden its formal air, is softened by relaxed planting. The vivid colours help to contrast with the mass of green, as does a weathered statue in the centre, which also acts as a focal point.
The cutting garden, which is housed in the less formal side of the garden, is filled with colourful plants. Lupins, kniphofia and valerian are just some of the plants offering contrasting colours of pink and yellows.
The original garden wall from the 18th century runs the entire length of the garden, dividing the ordered side of the garden from the more relaxed and practical elements. This wall also provides shade for a number of plants that wouldn’t thrive in the full glare of the sun.
This formal pond was based on the design of a Queen Anne mirror. A Victorian statue of mercury and a gothic-style arch, which almost a frames the pond, transform this water feature into a regal statement.
The greenhouse was lovingly restored from the remains of a Victorian melon house. The mix of materials used here, different types of exposed brick and stone, plus metal and wooden beams, bring a real sense of authenticity to the look. Now, cacti and other garden plants flourish within this protected environment.
Just outside the greenhouse, a garden path leads the way out to the vegetable patch and cutting garden. Rambling plants, which cascade onto the path, act to lessen the structured nature of its borders.