Antony & Sue Young
Tel. 01225 891204
Garden and Arboretum
The extensive garden and arboretum is the result of many years of planting, over which the garden, as it is today, has evolved. Since the early 1970's, over 4000 trees have been planted and some new planting is undertaken every year.
The garden contains a wide range of plants, shrubs and trees, including some 130 different species and cultivars of rose, with tree ramblers reaching to the very tops of some of the trees. Acers, Magnolias, Beech, Hollies, Limes and Daphnes in many species and cultivars in a 2 acre arboretum. In spring drifts of Narcissus White Lady are at their best in April
Mixed borders, sweeping lawns, and a small box garden beside the house. There is also a potager, enclosed by beech hedges and a productive kitchen garden.
In midsummer the 3 acre limestone native wildflower meadow is a sea of soft colours and this is followed in autumn by vibrant autumn colours in the arboretum, with carpets of Cyclamen hederifolium beneath, followed in turn by Cyclamen coum and daphne Bholua, which flower, whatever the weather until March. Then come the Cyclamen repandum and Fritillaria meleagris alba, before the Magnolias get going.
This is a garden which always has something to offer throughout the year and visitors are welcome on almost any day, subject to prior telephone arrangement. Garden groups are very welcome and there is parking for coaches, up to 55 seaters.
Refreshments, including morning coffee,lunch or afternoon tea can be provided. Please telephone 01225 891204 to discuss your plans.
Plants, propagated from the garden are offered for sale.
Garden entrance in 2012 is £5.50 (unguided) or £6.50 (guided by owner) For guided tours the minimum group size is 10 people. Smaller groups are charged at higher rates.
Narcissus White Lady in the arboretum in April
Daphne altaica in early May in the arboretum
Rosa Ghislaine de Feligonde
The potager in springtime
Magnolia Liliflora Nigra
Main border in late May. Iris pallida, Veronica austriaca and Delphiniums