I began by splitting this post into two as there are so many photos but then I thought it needed to be one in order to appreciate this unusual and diverse garden.
Below we arrive at the home of the owners having parked in an adjoining field
It is privately owned by Paul and Pauline who began planting (with the help of family and friends in May 2008)
Surrounded by mature oak trees the six acre garden consists of a series of interlocking arcs of large planted borders in a naturalistic style.
The borders encourage exploration and adventure and visitors are encouraged to roam in amongst the plants to further enjoy the experience. The plantings consist of large groupings of each variety, planted in a free flowing style, which contrasts leaf forms, stems, stalks, flower shapes and textures.
Colours are soft and muted, and complement the natural landscape.
We enter the garden by walking first through their property
They do bed and breakfast for garden enthusiasts who come here to learn more about planting
passing one of the best and diverse insect hotels I have come across
Very soon I feel like I am visiting
The Little House on the Prairie
Our first glimpse at the garden
See the sculptured animals wandering through the vegetable garden
This area is part of the 'cutting garden' where flowers can be bought and one can be taught flower arranging
We come to the tea room where we will be finishing off the afternoon when we have wandered the garden
Walking right inside the plantings one is able to savour it all close up
My Grandchildren would have loved running around the paths and hiding from us
Statues and quirky art work abound
Using old vinyl records!
Time for afternoon tea before homeward bound
and we decide to take it indoors having walked around two lovely gardens today in the sun (this visit was back in the Summer of course!)
Hope you enjoyed your ramble around this very unusual garden.
Hard to imagine it has only been 6 years in the making.