The garden beside the house, is filled with perennials punctuated by yew pyramids at the ends of a rectangular lawn. Above lies the kitchen and cutting garden, and higher again, a swimming pool. The tour de force is the amphitheatre behind the house. Here curved grass terraces descend from wide borders to the house.
Yews Farm is an ancient hall house. The garden mirrors the owners’ passions for flowering plants vegetables, fruit and topiary. Box and yew hedges focus on an ancient pear tree, from which four grass paths radiate across the garden. The structure is softened by planting of perennials and roses and vegetables, merging together.
The garden around the house is appropriately formal, softened with plants spilling exuberantly over paths. A vista across the main lawn into the meadow beyond, is marked by Pyrus nivalis, rising out of box squares. Borders on either side of the lawn are generously filled with perennials, and spring and summer-flowering shrubs.
Thursday 29 June 2023