The garden slowly reveals its six acres. Behind the mellow brick farmhouse is a contemporary box parterre. Pleached Ilexes separates rose-filled borders from the lawn. Beyond the walls, the garden expands, with vistas lined with yew and limes. Standard pears grow amongst old roses, while exotics thrive in the jungle garden.
The garden at West Burton House sits snugly amid the surrounding hills. The terrace gives on to a lawn, flanked by pleached limes, running down to a pavilion and ha-ha, with a view to the Downs rising beyond. Gardens of box and yew are softened by exuberant swathes of Wisteria and Clematis.
Both garden and house are truly remarkable. Acquired in 1999, a new house was built to replace the original. The result is astonishing and wonderful; Jacobean with an air of Vanbrugh. The walled garden, built in 2010, is perfectly aligned on the house and contains fruit cages, herb beds, brassica cages, cutting beds and herbaceous borders.
Tuesday 27 June 2023