The four acre garden is set in delightful countryside on the Welsh border above Tintern and the Lower Wye valley. The two acres of ornamental garden are divided into many small separate gardens and colour theme borders. This includes a formal vegetable garden, with brick paths and standard roses, bordered with beds of old roses, hardy perennials and arches covered in Clematis. Spring bulbs are massed in the meadow garden and a wild garden. Hedges and trees are full of rambler roses in summer. There is a developing garden on a small hillside, designed as a parterre based on the Tithe map and planted with grasses. This and the Crescent border are good in autumn. The yew walk, with a trompe l'oeil urn, leads to a hazel copse, with a ruined cottage, and then on into two acres of woodland walks. A notable recent addition to the garden is the dramatic reflecting pool.The garden is featured in The Good Garden Guide, The BBC Gardener's World Garden Lover's Guide to Britain and the RHS Garden Finder. See also the book "Gardens of Illusion" by Sara Maitland and Peter Matthews.
Formal vegetable garden with standard roses and holly with borders of roses and herbaceous plants and clematis.
Borders, Hedges, Woodland Trees, Water, Conservatory, Plant Specialities, Vegetables/Herbs/Fruit, Spring Bulbs and Autumn Colours
Guide Book, Plant Sales, Car Park and Picnic
Opening times and dates for 2005:
5th June to 4th September, Sundays and Bank Holidays 2pm- 5pm. Groups of 10 or more by appointment afternoons and evenings. Guided tours on request; free written guide.
How to discover the history of your plot - 08 Jun 2005How to be a good garden visitor - 11 Jul 2005
|Adult ||£ 4.00 |
|Child ||£ 1.50 |