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"The garden is maintained to the highest standards but the shrubs and plants are allowed to grow and flower and seed in abundance. Each area is themed individually. The pleached lime walk - a most successful allee - is paved and surrounded by large herbaceous borders displaying an exuberance of hostas wih many variations of leaf, blue delphiniums, white astrantias and hellebores, euphorbias and angelicas. Inside the walled garden are borders with dramatic sweeps of delphiniums, peonies, clematis and grasses, backed by shrubs. In the rose garden the air is scented by yellow and white floribunda roses and philadelphus, with wonderful eremurus growing through; under the roses violas have spread in sheets.A stream flows through and feeds the ponds and fountain. There is a good herb garden and greenhouse, and beyond the walls a wildflower meadow, orchards and 20 acres of woodland contribute to a fine display of natural beauty."

Taken from The Daily Telegraph 'The Good Gardens Guide 2005'

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