The Coach House Garden
The Garden at the Coach House has been created over the past twenty-five years. Its strength lies in structure and planting which, in turn, ensure this is a garden to be visited at all times of the year.
Although a little less than an acre and a half, the space feels much larger, having been divided into a series of 'rooms'. Yew and box hedging provide a sense of enclosure and allow for areas to be developed for plants of varying nature.
The house is surrounded by a York stone terrace with steps leading to a lawn on two levels, flanked by herbaceous borders with a romantic, scented rose garden beyond.
A 'green' room with pleached lime allee and goblet yews.... but no flowers.... provides calm between this and the newly installed rill garden. Here a golden border facing east, and a red border facing west, are enhanced by the movement of the sun and make the most of light at different times of the year. An ornamental potager and cutting garden provide flowers and produce for the house and a more informal woodland area with meandering path is planted for spring and autumn interest with early flowering shrubs, trees with blossom and autumn colour, all underplanted with bulbs, hellebores and epimediums.
Arches, arbours, vistas and urns abound, ensuring there is something to catch the eye at every turn in this sheltered, secret garden.
Specialist Plant Sales and Garden Lecture Days are held here during the year and Garden Visits are welcome by prior arrangement.