The Old Rose Garden

Once the Lutyens designed Rose Garden, surrounded by clipped Yew Hedging and the Hovel, an old cow shed, this garden was once a cattle yard with a drinking tank in the centre.

In 1993 as a result of rose replant disease and with the arrival of Fergus Garrett, Christopher, and Fergus made the decision to rip out the roses, much to Christopher’s delight.

The garden was replanted using subtropical plants to create a tropical effect.

As the years have gone on, this part of the garden changes from year to year, sometimes with a focus on foliage, playing with the different textures and shapes, sometimes with more colour. It is a joyous part of the garden where you find yourself immersed in the plants.

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