The borders were absolutely spectacular when we visited in August 2012: especially love the hot border on the terrace. The house is very interesting, and a walk around the lake is peaceful.
As Selina has mentioned there are some gorgeous borders in beautiful colour co-ordinations. The most generously planted was the gold purple and white border but the others were also interesting.
One wonders whether the grand yews need a bit of a serious cut back... some were looking a bit tired
The planting was spectacular way better than the usual National Trust garden with artemesia, alliums, euphorbia and some gorgeous deep pink cirsium and Astrantia. So taken with it was I that it inspired my design for a garden in Ashtead Surrey - I used some of the same plant combinations in sweeping curves around a curved lawn.
Photos will be added to my web site in May 2011 (Once the bulbs are out and plants beginning to establish -
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