Gertrude Jekyll was often fond of growing
climbing roses up and through thick swagged ropes and also dividing a sloping area with stone walls and so this garden was created in her memory.
The planting is predominantly yellow/gold and ruby/magenta with the Cornus alba ‘Aurea’, Weigela ‘Rubidor’, lchemilla mollis and Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’ standards really standing out against the backdrop of the Cornus hedges
Winter Stem Border
Best seen in winter from the river, Jacquemontii birches side, especially in the late afternoon light; the border comprises a number of dogwood species – Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ (red), Cornus alba Kesselringii’ (purple/black), Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’ (yellow/green), Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ (coral pink/red) together with the tall willow Salix alba ‘Britzensis’ (orange).
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The most recent addition to the garden is a large potager. Using a framework of avenues of hawthorn standards (Paul’s Double Scarlet) inside a semi-circle of native hedging, this ornamental kitchen garden has been planted with U-cordon
apples, step-over pears, standard roses and a variety of alliums and iris edged with box.
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