A stone farmhouse with a woodland garden specialising in Himalayan plants, started in 1950 by Bobby & Betty Masterton. Their daughter, Wendy Mattingley, and her husband took over the garden in 1987. Cluny House Garden has an important collection of Asiatic primulas including candelabras and a large collection of Trilliums, Arisaemas, Lilliums, Erythroniums and specimen trees including the widest girthed Sequoiadendron in the UK. The garden is also very important for a population of Red Squirrels. Cluny is cultivated organically with no pesticides or insecticides.
Head Gardener's Comment
April is a great month for woodland bulbs including many different trilliums and erythroniums. Asiatic petiolarid primulas are in flower and the first candelabras will be out at the end of the month.
The Red Squirrels are very active this month but as some are moulting they are looking rather shabby. The garden is full of bird song giving a wonderful atmosphere.
Bobby and Betty Masterton bought Cluny in 1950 and planted it up as woodland garden of specimen trees and shrubs underplanted with many different types of bulbs, primulas, meconopsis and lilies. After the deaths of the Mastertons, their youngest daughter and husband Wendy and John Mattingley took over the running of the garden in 1987.
Plants of note
Asiatic primulas, Trilliums, Arisaemas, Lilliums and specimen trees including the UK's widest conifer.
Visited this natural woodland garden on 27th March 2008. Magical place - see my photos on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=22569&l=62f48&id=726001727
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