Top summer spots at The Argory

Fragrant Roses in full bloom at The Argory

With its vibrant displays of flowers, summer is a great time to meander The Argory gardens. Soak up the sights and scents of summer in the sunshine or add a splash of colour to a rainy day as you embrace nature.

At The Argory, we’re surrounded by sweeping lawns with two formal gardens. The first, a charming rose garden with dwarf rose bushes in box-edged beds, which are planted around the sundial and bloom all summer long. See this beautiful display at it's best in June and July.

Full blooms in the Rose Garden at The Argory
Rose Garden at The Argory
Full blooms in the Rose Garden at The Argory

The second, a much larger area is called the Pleasure grounds. The mixed borders carry a wealth of plants, many of them scented and all bursting full of summer colour.

Top flowers to see in the Pleasure grounds this summer:

  • Blue and purple tones from Campanula, more commonly known as Bellflower.
  • Red and pink Phlox
  • Rich tones of Astilbes, more commonly known as False goat's beard
  • Purple foliage of the Berberis.
  • Mixed colour of Lupins

At the front of the house on the right hand side you’ll see the star bed full of multicolour Dahlias and French Marigolds, which are hearty flowers that can withstand a lot of seasonal frost. See the star bed at it's mst glorious during June/July.

Admire the colourful starbed at the front of the house
Admire the colourful starbed at the front of the house
Admire the colourful starbed at the front of the house

At this stage the River Blackwater will have grabbed your attention and is worth the walk down because quite often you’ll find a Kingfisher perched on a branch, so packing in the binoculars is a must when you’re visiting The Argory.  If you enjoy a spot of bird watching, grab a picnic blanket from reception and sit down by the river to see what other wildlife you can spot. Share your photos on our Facebook page.

Catch a glimpse of the Buddleia bush in full colour which always attracts butterflies and hummingbirds – a sure sign that summer is here.

See the buddleia bush in full colour at The Argory
See the buddleia bush in full colour at The Argory
See the buddleia bush in full colour at The Argory

Did a plant catch your eye when you visited? Not sure what it was? We can help.

Email us and a member of our gardening team will let you know what it is.

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