Summer in the garden

Purple flowers

The garden at Antony is a mingled style, with herbaceous borders, wildflower meadows, and a knot garden it’s the perfect place to dream of carefree days. The gardens are noted for their exciting and colourful borders, unusual plants, and magnificent trees.

What’s blooming?

The garden is now changing rapidly as the spring flowers have gone over and have finished for the year. Camellias, tulips, daffodils and blue bells are now giving way to hundreds of varieties of wild flowers and colourful annuals and biannuals in the herbaceous borders.

See the summer borders at Antony
Summer flowers in bloom

In these borders you can see alliums, penstemons, salvias, campanulas and tree peony plus many other colourful flowers.

Bright coloured daylillies in summer
A butterfly sat upon a bright yellow daylilly

With the recent purchase of a brand new greenhouse we will be propagating camellias, lavenders, and various shrubs, that will get planted out into the garden throughout the year.

Smell the delights of Lavender this summer
A bee on a strand of lavender

Find out more on a tour

Throughout the summer the gardeners will be leading tours around the formal gardens and pleasure grounds. These tours let you discover the gardens history, how they're cared for, and what the future holds for these beautiful gardens. Find out more here.

The garden is a great place to see seasonally changing plants and trees
A group walk between green hedges at Saltram

Perfect picnic spots

We are now cutting areas of long grass leaving a few areas for you to enjoy as well as some of our smaller visitors, such as bugs and mini beasts. It is great to see the families picnicking on the lawns at this time of year, with families also enjoying various lawn games popped around the garden.

Share fresh air and family fun on a picnic
Father and daughter picnic on grass

Who makes this all happen?

Our volunteers are all hard at work keeping the garden looking the its best it’s been for many years. In addition to our large volunteer group we regularly have large groups of college students coming in to help us with time consuming tasks like brash removal and cutting down area of scrub.