|The classical bridge over the River Witham|
|The Cottage Garden|
|Stachys lanata and Alchemilla mollis - simple but so effective together|
|The Long Border|
|The Velvet Border planted for texture|
|Lovely old rose - anyone any ideas what it is? Update - Rosa californica 'Plena' - thanks Chad for the ID.|
|Humulus lupulus 'Aureus' with pink rose (pink & yellow - amazingly harmonising!)|
|All that remains today - skeleton of a grand garden|
|Old print showing where the house would have stood|
The huge walled garden which gives the property its name, lies beyond the pleasure gardens and is now laid out partly as a young orchard and partly as a rose garden. The whole area is managed as a meadow with grass that is rather too lush and tall. Into this small groups of roses have been planted at intervals and sadly few of them show above the all too vigorous grass. It is a nice idea and maybe it will work as the roses mature and the grass loses its vigour in future years.
|The new orchard and toolshed tower|
|Gertrude Jekyll pops her heads above the grass in the rose garden|
|Yew tunnel in the centre of the walled garden|
There is a small vegetable garden laid out on a bed system which is well maintained but seems to have no relevance to the historical garden. There is a 'pickery' for growing cut flowers, complete with 60 varieties of sweet pea. And whilst sweet peas are certainly exquisite cut flowers, they are not particularly garden worthy plants when grown as cordons on rows of canes.
|Iceland poppies in the pickery|
|Sweet peas galore|