Head gardener's June highlights

There’s always something to look out for in the gardens. Discover what delights you can find during June. If you need help finding anything mentioned below don’t hesitate to ask one of our very helpful garden team members, they’ll be out and about in the gardens!

Roses  

Bursting with colour the walled rose garden at Greys Court has a wide variety of roses coming into bloom during June; from old varieties surrounding the lawn, to newer ones near the 12th century wall. Enjoy their glorious colours and fragrances as you wander around the paths.

Look out for two types of roses welcoming you at the entrance to the house; the shrub ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ and the climber 'Desprez à Fleur Jaune'. Both are sweetly-scented with orange-yellow blooms.

Don’t miss the double hedge of Rosamundi, one of the oldest varieties of roses, lining the path from the Kitchen garden to the statue.

Peony border

With colours ranging from the purest white to dark, rich reds, and all the hues in between, the peony border is a splendid sight to take in as it comes to life throughout June. Find it near the orchard in the walled gardens.

Silent space in the Tower garden

Ever feel you need a moment of peace and tranquillity to just reflect and take time out from the busy world? Every Sunday in June, from 10 – 12pm, the Tower garden will be a place where we ask any visitors spending time in there to switch off their phones and remain silent.

This is part of a pilot study being done to encourage people to take some time out in a green and beautiful space, and switch off from the many distractions that are present in the world today.

Why not treat yourself to a couple minutes of peace this June?