Our new Vertical Garden


To mark this year’s seventieth anniversary of the house and garden coming to the National Trust, and in keeping with this season’s art theme, the garden team have created a vertical garden.

This unusual, clever and vibrant feature welcomes visitors as they first turn the corner into the courtyard.

‘We started working on the idea last year,’ said Senior Gardener, Jenny, ‘working out how best to succeed with plants in a vertical frame. With the help of our garden handyman, Richard Norman, the frame was made and planted up, and we are pleased to see how well the plants have grown.’

The orignal idea came from a visit to one of our plug plant bedding suppliers in 2017. The team then trialled throughout the year the best way to keep the plants irrigated and sturdy.

The Verti-Garden will be on display until the end of October, 2018.