Tour the garden
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Re-capturing the views
This year’s garden project is to reinstate some of the lost sea views. Some historically less important trees towards the lower section of the garden will be felled or topped, to re-frame those sea vistas that were so important to the D’Oyly Carte’s and are part of what makes this landscape so special.
What's looking good?
- The Rill Garden is still filled with colour from salvias, delphiniums and penstemons amongst others.
- A walk along the House Terrace, between the Bowling Green Lawn and the gazebo, rewards you with lots to see, such as trumpet vines (Campsis), euryops, lavendar and wallflowers (Erysimum).
- The garden team are busy taking cuttings of half-hardy perennials and some shrubs.
- Look out for the lily of the valley tree (Clethera arborea) in flower.
- The team are also busy maintaining the borders to prolong their colour, so that they look great for as long as possible.
Bring your walking boots
A walk down to the bottom of the garden is rewarded with coastal views. On the way you will pass tall bamboo, swathes of hydrangeas and stately trees that create a shelter-belt for the exotic garden.
Stretch your legs
With a designated dog route around the garden, woodland and coastal paths, there is so much to explore either with dog or without.