The Sunk Garden

Nathaniel Lloyd, Christopher’s father was responsible for the design and making of the Sunk Garden.

This part of the garden was originally lawn, then dug up for vegetables during the First World War, after which Nathaniel is quoted to have said ‘now we can play’.

The Sunk Garden is enclosed by the Great Barn and the White Barn on two sides with a wall and a magnificent Yew hedge on the other sides.

Borders burst with colour from Tulips and Smyrnium perfoliatum in the spring to Persicaria orientalis and Salvia ‘Armistad’ in the late summer.

The borders reach dizzying heights as the year progresses, they run along the perimeter around a central sunken area with an octagonal pond that is full of Great Crested Newts in the spring.

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