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Our Bog Garden and Boardwalk

The Bog Garden is fed by numerous underground springs, so even in the driest summers it stays wet. The garden as a whole contains over 150 different species and varieties of Iris and 40 Primulas.

 

 

The wooden Boardwalk, made by Nigel, elevates you over the Bog Garden

 

 

The bog garden is a blaze of colour.

 

 

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‘Bella’ a restored wooden pram dingy, takes pride of place in the boat house.

 

 

 

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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva' (syn. ‘Black Lace’) with a heron from Baobab Trading who sell Fairtrade recycled metal sculptures made in Zimbabwe, sitting amongst Osmunda purpurescens fronds.

 

 

 

 

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A striking blue, un-named Louisiana Iris

 

 

 

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Iris Sibirca ‘Shakers Prayer’ which has intricate detail as if etched into the falls. Behind are the white flowers of Ranunculus aconitifolius.

 

 

 

 

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Another Iris from the south east of America, Iris fulva

 

 

 

 

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Primula pulverulenta, a beautiful candelabra primula from wet hillsides in Sichuan province in China, here with Symphytum ‘Lambrook Sunrise’.

 

 

 

 

 

We think this is Iris 'Hatsuho', a cross between Iris pseudacorus and Iris 'Sakigake'.

 

Above, Iris laveigata relishes the damp conditions.

 

On the right, is Iris siberica 'Lady .Vanessa’

 

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Candelabra Primula grown from seed called Primula Rainbow mix. In the background you can just make out the blue of Corydalis flexuosa which self seeds.

 

 

 

 

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Iris ensata.

 

 

 

 

 

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