The current garden size of 1/10th of an acre was started in May 2016 and occupies former greenhouse sites. Foundations of glasshouses remain as a feature of the garden. Initially designed as a planted entrance to the covered plant sales area, in 2018 work began to enlarge the garden. The plant sales polytunnel was set further away from the entrance. Raised ponds in the previous aquatic plant tunnel became the raised beds of the expanded garden. Late summer/early autumn is the period when I like a garden to be at it's peak and the plant choices reflect this. Interest through the winter months with some architectural plants and the garden gradually comes to life in the Spring, building to a July/August/September climax. The garden is intensely and creatively planted throughout and lacks a lawn and white flowers with far more plants than in a typical much larger garden. Dramatic, dark and exceptionally colourful with several exotic and infrequently seen plants in the mix.
2020 news is that the garden is open under the National Garden Scheme. Opening on Sundays and Mondays July -September see NGS website for further details. Please note the garden is only open by appointment and currently these will be able to be booked and paid for on the NGS website.