Ferns in the rock garden
The ferns will be awakening from their winter slumber in the rock garden, appearing as these curled other-worldly forms. Swathes of them will be sprouting from the ground, and preparing to open in summer splendour. The rock garden was created in the early 20th century and originally planted with alpines. In the late 20th century, we restored the garden and replaced the alpines with ferns, creating another home for our expansive National Collection of Ferns. Our National Collection continues, throughout the garden, in the stumpery and in the orchard.