A garden for garden lovers, fragrant and colourful,
we start with snowdrops, daffodils and camelias.
These are followed by clouds of pink and white
cherry blossoms, the magnificent wisteria covering
two walls of the house with its intoxicating
aroma, then a huge old philadelphus and several
lilacs, a dozen containers from the famous local
Whichford Pottery full of tulips, geraniums,
and later the highly perfumed Casa blanca lillies.
The rose garden is a perfect joy with its lily
pond, fountain and stream; many of the famous
scented varieties are over 90 years old.
In the main part of the garden there is a large
flat lawn, suitable for croquet and badminton.
Elsewhere roses, hedges of lavender and tangles
of clematis and honeysuckle provide a haven
for wild birds. Here you can watch chaffinches,
greenfinches, goldfinches, blue tits, great
tits, coal tits and long tailed tits, bramblings,
nuthatches, green and greater spotted woodpeckers
and others. There are a number of garden swings
and benches in secluded spots to sit and relax
with a quiet drink or cup of tea.
We maintain a superb vegetable and fruit supply
in our organic kitchen garden which our visitors
enjoy looking at and sometimes help select and
gather what we will eat for dinner.