This garden has been created since 2005. Around the house the layout is formal; box hedges surrounding a lawn, double borders of hot colours and a dovecote framed by Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’. The garden is constantly developing and an arboretum, a gravel garden, a terraced garden planted with blue, yellow, cream and silver plants and new perennial borders have been added recently.
The Court of Noke has been triumphantly back to life. The 1700s water garden has been restored and the house is now serenely reflected in the formal canals and cascades which seem to wrap around it. A walk of arched hornbeams flanks the canal to the rear of the house. Cary Goode designed the planting for the walled garden.
The garden is partly a woodland garden running down to the original, lower, lake, but it is mainly a garden of interesting shapes and structures; hornbeam cubes along the drive, yew moon gates, holm oak umbrellas, all combined with good planting. Borders have been extended and replanted for a long flowering season.
Tuesday 21 June 2022