A walled garden surrounded by a woodland garden. It is close to Chesil beach and separate from the site of the now-demolished house in which its maker, Lord Ilchester, lived. The old kitchen garden is given a sub-tropical air by the palm trees but the real attraction is the lush planting in the valley garden. It has some of the most extensive gunnera plantings in England.
A very significant collection of some choice trees, shrubs and perennials. The woodland area especially is a plantmans paradise, and probably worthy of about 3 visits a year especially in the late spring ,early summer to observe all the plant gems. The nursery had a very good selection of good quality plants, although their on line nursery seems to stock unusual stuff.
the gardens are split into sub gardens (sino-himalayan garden, southern hemisphere garden) there are architcural features (summerhouse) and a series of ponds.
the old walled garden now features a colonial tea-house (pricey)
fine hydrangea walk
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