The Walled Garden

Hare Hill walled garden September

The walled garden was initially developed for vegetables and cut flowers, but became a plantsman's garden during the later years of Colonel Brocklehurst's life.

Over the past two years, new borders have been created along the sunny west-facing wall, and on the footprint of the old glasshouse along the south-facing wall. During the winter of 2015/16, a third border was installed along the east-facing wall, completing the final phase of the walled garden restoration. The planting is predominantly white, in accordance with Charles Brocklehurst's vision, and is intended to provide a spectacular display from spring to autumn, peaking in midsummer. Look out for unusual varieties of iris, poppy, echinacea, lupin, phlox - and check out the bees on the white catmint!

The elegant pergola in the walled garden at Hare Hill
Hare Hill pergola
The elegant pergola in the walled garden at Hare Hill

Charles Brocklehurst commissioned the two equestrian wire sculptures by Christopher Hobbs as a tribute to his twin brother, Patrick. The metal pergola designed by Philip Jebb was built by the National Trust after the death of Colonel Brocklehurst.