'The gardens looked fantastic today. Loved the large swathes of long grass with wild flowers amongst them, the vegetable garden looked enviously good and the sweet peas are blooming ready for their admirers next week. Lovely lunch outside. Always leave feeling so much better than when I arrived.' June 2013

Cottage Garden

Charm describes the Cottage Garden. It is full of hardy herbaceous perennials, vegetables, herbs, spring bulbs and annuals. The Cottage Garden reflects the glorious informality and profusion of a nineteenth century small garden. Plants include Rosa ‘The Cottage Rose.’ (of course.) ‘Tess of the D’Urbevilles’ and the old rose ‘Sombreuil’ intertwined with honeysuckle which picks up the colours of the opening buds perfectly. The greenhouse is planted with tomatoes, chillies and squashes.