The walled garden where the small stream (or rill) runs through the centre is certainly wowing; the mix of annuals, perennials and roses present a fragrant patchwork of pastel hues which fade away as autumn deepens. As the season progresses, the garden team will be tidying up the beds here and throughout the garden ready for winter, by cutting down herbaceous plants, dividing and moving plants, and digging borders ready for planting.
The Hot Border
At the bottom of the terraces the Hot Border is aflame with red and orange flowering plants such as salvias and ginger lilies (hedychium). This border was planted with fiery colours as it is the flower bed seen from Rupert D'Oyly Carte's room, and he loved these colours.