Our Summer Garden at The Firs

Dawne Middleton, Gardener to Sir Edward Elgar Dawne Middleton Gardener to Sir Edward Elgar
Cottage Garden in summer

Well we’re not sure what type of weather we’ll be receiving through the summer months, but our gardens are ready for anything!

We’ve got drought loving Lavender, Rosemary and Russian Sage along with cottage garden classics of Lupin, Crocosmia & Penstemon and our wonderful self-seeding Aquilegia. All happily growing together and swaying in the warmth of the summer breeze.

Take a seat on our benches and watch the bees, butterflies and birds as they go about their busy lives collecting pollen and nectar – it always brings a smile to our faces & hopefully will for you too.

A lovely place to sit in summer
Bench in Cottage Garden at The Firs
A lovely place to sit in summer

Our roses have been pruned & pampered to ensure another beautiful seasonal display that will send wonderful scents floating on the breeze through to into autumn like last year.

Roses love to to grow on the birthplace cottage
Rose in The Firs cottage garden
Roses love to to grow on the birthplace cottage

We have herbs in pots that when stroked fill the air and your fingertips with intoxicating heady scents, a lovely reminder of summer holidays and BBQs.

The clumps of white Daisies and pink Penstemons add splashes of vibrant colour to the garden. The purple Asters are promising another stunning display and will flower through to Autumn, when we’ll also see the lipstick-pink Nerines flowering. 

Flowers framing the mural
Mural and white flowers at The Firs
Flowers framing the mural

In the Sound Garden the climbers are clambering over the pergola, and underneath the we have Euonymus and Dierama making a stage for nearby Marigolds. And our Buddleja are attracting attention from the dancing butterflies and many passing busy bees, a welcome pit-stop on their daily journey.