Smallhythe Place, Kent

Roses climbing the house at Smallhythe Place

Home of the famous Victorian actress, Ellen Terry, the garden here remains a romantic, tranquil retreat. She adored roses and they cover the house walls in flowers during summer.

The formal rose garden, divided into four main beds, is planted with a mixture of repeat flowering and old fashioned shrub roses, Floribunda and Hybrid Tea roses.
Among them is of course the pale yellow ‘Ellen Terry’.