This is a remarkable garden in a seemingly remote corner of Herefordshire. The house, draped with Wisteria, Rosa banksia, Clematis and surrounded by lush planting of Indigofera, Salvias and other good things in a profusion of pots, dates in part to the 16th century. The garden surrounds three ponds and has now encroached across the stream and is happily colonising the far bank.
Tom Stuart-Smith designed the garden, which surrounds the house and settles it happily into the landscape. Borders, filled with perennials, run from the generous terrace by the house to three wide borders of shaped box interplanted with Pennisetum alopecuroides. The upper garden, with mass planting of Miscanthus malapartus, is approached by steps up the steep bank.
The ever-expanding garden was created initially by Tom Stuart-Smith with a romantic mixture of structural planting and borders filled with Euphorbia, Allium, Geraniums and Erymurus spilling away from the rose-covered house. Below the house, lies a lake and a second, less structured, garden of trees and shrubs.
Wednesday 22 June 2022