The house, stands in a medieval hamlet surrounded by beech woods, swathed in roses, Trachelospermum and a fig. Below the terrace, a border, planted with lavender, Iris, Penstemons, Salvias and Japanese Anemones, leads onto two lawns, joined by Erigeron-covered steps, on one side, the fruit and vegetable garden and on the other three smaller garden rooms.
The six acres of garden starts with double blue and white herbaceous borders. An arch, leads onto an arcade planted with Rosa longicuspis, forming an axis to the potager, the herb garden, the pear walk, the wild garden and a garden of old roses surrounding a fountain.
The eight acre garden is the creation of Michael Bedford over 37 years. It is designed to flower continuously from Spring to the onset of frosts. With over 600 roses, the peak is usually in June. The majority are planted in a formal garden filled with HTs and floribundas, a rambler covered pergola, and a long and deep border of fragrant classic shrub roses.
Wednesday 28 June 2023