Discover the garden rooms at Woolbeding Gardens
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Creatively designed and cleverly cultivated, discover more about the formal garden rooms at Woolbeding Gardens.
The entrance garden
This space was an old farmyard until 2010 but underwent a complete transformation at the hands of renowned garden designers Julian and Isabel Bannerman who created this calming and dynamic entrance garden. Enjoy a sense of the Mediterranean with formal pools surrounded by curvaceous planting beds and olive trees. Seasonal floral highlights can be found in the large terracotta pots next to oak benches; take a seat and listen to the splashing of the rills and the buzz of the bees.
The new greenhouse garden
The Mediterranean style continues in the greenhouse garden, where a central Venetian well is surrounded by creative, informal planting and two large pergolas support delicate climbers including the chocolate vine Akebia quinata. Take a look inside the greenhouse and admire an exotic jungle-like collection of plants, including ferns, cacti and Aloe, the constant warm temperature encourages these striking plants to grow and flower all year round.
The west borders
Designed by Lanning Roper in the 1970s, the colour-themed west borders follow a palette of blue, white and pale yellow and look stunning whatever the season. Tulips such as White Triumphator and Spring Green triumph in spring along with blue and white forget-me-nots. In summer the perennial Baptisia australis and bearded irises flower, making way for Helianthus Sheilas Sunshine and Strobilanthes attenuata later in the year. Roses add both drama and beauty with varieties such as Golden Wings and Iceberg, while climbing roses adorn the walls and compliment a wonderful old blue wisteria.
The well garden
Admire the cleverly combined textures, tones, shapes and depths which make up four immaculate box-edged beds surrounding an exquisite central Italian well head. An array of green foliage with floral hints of zesty yellow and cream defines the peaceful yet eye-catching well garden. Pause and admire delicate fern leaves, sprays of flowing grasses and beautifully shaped Yew hedge backdrops, glimpse Woolbeding House, Saxon church and the stunning William Pye water feature.
A great place to shelter from the British weather, the orangery is accessorised with an array of potted Citrus and conservatory plants which thrive in the warm and bright environment. It was designed by Philip Jebb in the 1970s and overlooks the luxurious Pool Garden.
The fountain garden
This celebration of colour is inspired by a colour wheel, walk around the central fountain and see colours blend from the palest blush, through to rich pinks and splashes of blue, deep Tuscany then burnt copper and rust shades. It’s bursting with plants all year round; in spring tulips create colour complimented by lush green foliage. By June the roses are at their very best and in late summer the asters create a final show of colour.