Polesden Lacey, Surrey

A view along the Rose Garden on a summer's evening looking towards the Well Head

A summer highlight is the Victorian walled kitchen garden, transformed by Polesden’s famous society hostess, Mrs Greville, into a typical Edwardian rose garden.

The garden is designed with box-edged paths and exuberantly planted with roses.
 
In summer the simple wooden pergolas are smothered in masses of pink and white rambling roses. Clematis and banks of fragrant lavender complement the roses and add to the very feminine feel of the garden.