Garden Plan

A. TERRACE GARDEN Steps lead down to terrace path flanked by small borders, leading off the main terrace where plants are both planted and where controlled self seeding is allowed. Refreshments are served here for small groups.

B. LAWN WITH ROSE BORDER AND YEW HEDGES Rose border originally planted by Richard Beales in 1996. Recently planted laburnum arch.

C. GARDEN ROOM Refreshments are served here for large groups or in inclement weather.

D. MIXED BORDERS Gravel paths meander round the tennis court and the planting of shrubs, perennial and herbaceous plants provide year round interest. Highlights are the climbing roses in June of which the most spectacular is the Rambling Rector on Rosehenge.

E. LONG WALK A distinct boundary is found on this walk between the herbaceous borders and where the spring flowering, acid loving shrubs begin to flourish.

F. KITCHEN GARDEN OF VEGETABLES, FRUIT AND CUTTING BORDER Traditional kitchen garden with crinkle crankle wall on the north side.

G. LATE SUMMER, WEST FACING BORDERS First planted in 1996 these mixed borders planted to reach their peak in late summer. Edging of “crinkle crankle” box hedging to mirror the wall.

H. DOME BORDERS Planted in spring 2010. A large wrought iron dome, covered with wisteria provides the focal point for deep borders planted for year round interest. Espaliered shrubs provide the north and south backdrops.

I. SWIMMING POOL GARDEN Mixed shrub borders flank a stone seat and steps leading down from the pool, enclosed within a yew hedge.

J. URN GARDEN 4 urns surrounded by nepeta and lavender to attract bees. Reflective pool designed but not yet implemented.

K. SHRUBBERY Includes a large number of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, a small bog garden and ornamental trees. Wildflower garden in the making.

L. WOODLAND GARDEN 5 acres of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias, candelabra primulas and fine trees. Carpeted with snowdrops and aconites in winter.

M. VICTORIAN SUMMERHOUSE This was restored in 1994 and won the Norfolk Society award in 1996. There were 2 other similar summerhouses on the opposite side of the river from which ruins the design was taken.