Tucked away on the southfacing slopes of The Radnor Valley this richly planted garden is a subtle tapestry of colour throughout the season.
In the main garden a yew walk leads to a series of garden rooms including a parterre with exuberant herbaceous planting, lavender garden, metal church sculpture, formal ponds and wildlife pools. Beyond is a meadow walk, nature reserve and toposcope with fine views of the surrounding hills.
"This is an inspiring and satisfying place to visit" - The Good Gardens Guide
"Located in the beautiful Radnor Hills - the perfect foil for a jewel-box garden" - Gardens Illustrated
The Entrance Garden.This small garden with raised beds was first begun in the winter of 1994 and includes outdoor seating for teas in the garden. The Fernery has climbing plants and bamboo to provide shade.
The Yew Walk and Parterre Gardenwere created in 1998. The parterre is divided into colour-themed quarters densely planted with mainly herbaceous perennials, bulbs and some less common annuals.
The Gemini Garden Newly created 2009. The centrepiece of this new garden area is a pair of raised ponds constructed from 'Radnorshire Slate'. The planting is minimalist mainly in large pots in a blue-white-yellow colour scheme in contrast with a bed of sweet Williams and a small flowery mead in pastel shades.
The Woodpecker Garden Started in autumn of 2012. Wild ponds ,ferns, bamboo and a seat with a view of the "Black Mountains".
The "Church"This metal sculpture in the form of a ruined church was constructed in 1999 by ‘Bluefoot Forge’.It is now bedecked with purple-leaved vine, scented roses and a multitude of clematis. Hedge Germander surrounds the outside walls with box buttresses.
The Lavender Garden. Circles of Hidcote lavender are combined with tubs planted with bulbs in spring followed by complimentary tender perennials. The arbour is covered with sprawling
The Meadow. This former sheep pasture has not been ‘improved’ for the past ten years and is allowed to grow for hay during the summer months. There has been a small amount of spot planting of wild flowers such as ragged robin in the wetter areas and oxeye daisy, field scabious & primroses on the banks. Many more species such as bluebell, lady's smock, bird's foot trefoil and yellow rattle to name but a few, have arrived unaided. The eastern side was ploughed in spring of 2013 and sown with a meadow mix suitable for wet ground and clay soil.
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The nature reserve to the south is planted with mainly native trees which thrive in wet ground, providing sanctuary for wildlife, particularly birds and various butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies. Buzzards and Red Kite soar in every direction. Visitors may wish to extend their walk by following the waymarkers through further pasture and returning via the Green Lane.