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 Garden were 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 Rosa ‘Evangeline’ and Rosa ’Sombreuil'.
Next are four square beds featuring ornamental grasses.
Beyond, beech hedges planted in 2001 form two enclosures, one with clipped box shapes and a bed of annual cornfield mix, the other containing the ‘Swallow House’. where the swallows are happy to share with anyone who wishes to sit and enjoy the view of :-
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.
Paths cut into the grass guide you through the Archway to ...
The Viewing Gallery and the Toposcope. These offer superb views of the hills of the border country, like Herrock, Bradnor, and Hergest Ridge (England) and of course the Whimble and the eastern slopes of Radnor Forest (Wales). The latter two form the skyline known locally as the Sleeping Princess.
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.