Previously largely laid to lawn, with narrow borders running beneath the side walls and a central path lined with Golden chain trees (Laburnum sp.), the Folly Garden underwent renovation in 2011.
The pergola, constructed from timbers from the estate, is a mass of white fragrant flowers in early summer from the Rambling Rector rose which entwines through it. The curved grass paths frame the extended borders with a Forsythia and a variegated Camellia, either side of the path, providing a colourful welcome on a spring day.
In this cottage style garden dead-heading is kept to a minimum, allowing the plants to self – seed. Throughout the year there are always some surprises as plants are found growing where they have chosen. If these self -seeded plants are thriving they are left, affording a garden where the plants provide an ever changing display.
Take a look at some of our other gardens before you visit and smell the flowers and see the views for yourself.Explore Gardens & Grounds