Other areas of the garden provide the drier conditions loved by plants like Geraniums
and the sun loving Salvias; a large collection includes many tender species from
We have created an area to provide a suitable habitat for a collection of woodland
Every day of the year there is a Clematis in flower somewhere in the garden not surprising
with over 200 different varieties and species clothing every available support.
Having sculpture around the garden and in the meadows is very important to us and
we are always adding to our collection.
Our garden maybe small, measuring just over quarter of an acre but it is jam packed
with plants, leaving no space for any weeds.
With over 2,000 mainly herbaceous perennials from all over the world; all nurtured
in accordance with organic principles.
A large bog garden contains a collection of over 80 water loving Irises and many
other plants that relish the damp conditions, such as Primulas, Lobelias and Trollius.
For many years we did all the work in the garden ourselves, but recently we have
employed people to help, especially over the winter, which is our busiest time for
the heavy jobs : starting in October, when we cut the meadows, cutting and clearing
all the perennials, spreading compost and turning the compost from bin 1 to bin 2,
with the last job before we open, re-making the bark paths in April. Judith still
does all the planting.
While the garden is open, Marc, from Garden Plus, comes in once a week to cut the