The Rockery at Peckover

Spring 2019 marks the near completion of our Rockery inspired by the rockeries that the Peckover family once enjoyed in their garden.

During the Victorian period we believe Lord Alexander Peckover created a rockery in the area we call the Pool Garden. 

After careful research the garden team embarked upon the construction of a rockery using the stone work that had remained around the garden.  These stones are possibly the remnants of Lord Peckover’s collection once used in his own rockeries. 

It has been an exciting project to create a completely new habitat within the garden.  The planting is now mostly complete with some more plants arriving in the autumn. 

All these plants are alpines and suited to a very free draining soil, many of them new to the garden team.  We look forward to watching them develop into a mature planting scheme.

The work was carried out by the garden team including the regular volunteers and the Cambridge National Trust Volunteers.  The project could not have been completed without the generous donation of a legacy