Hover over the icons to see images of different areas within the garden.The garden
is planted to provide interest throughout the year.
Long borders and summer house. At the top of the garden lies a hidden terrace, catching
the evening sun and providing the perfect spot for a drink at the end of the day.
Woodland: Shaded by trees this is at its best in Spring with rhododendrons, camellias
and other interesting shrubs. Underplanted with spring bulbs and shade loving perennials.
Gravel garden: Actually a wet spot but planted to give the feel of a gravel garden
but planted to cope with our Cumbrian climate.
House: Built in 1734 as a vicarage. We serve our teas from here with cosy seating
indoors on inclement days (often in Cumbria!)
Orchard: Old apples, damsons, pears and plums underplanted with spring bulbs including
a fine display of fritillaria meleagris.
Exotic garden: What in Cumbria!? Inspired by the garden of Christopher Lloyd at Great
Dixter which we love. Planted with much foliage interest to give an exotic feel but
with hardy perennials.
Formal borders: Lying at the front of the house these have been divided into ‘rooms’
by yew hedges and surrounded by high stone walls provide protection from the wind