The Garden at Summerdale
Our entry in the yellow book reads:
The garden at Summerdale House is a fine example of what 15 years hard work and dedication along with a love of plants and traditional English garden design can achieve. Strong structural elements provide the framework for lush planting to create year round interest in the garden.
When we moved to Summerdale in 1997 the house was a wreck and the garden non-
The garden has emerged, with no real masterplan but with a sensitivity for the house and its surroundings. The need for plant material led to industrious propagation by Gail, and the inevitable overspill bore the seed of the nursery which is another chapter.
The garden has regular openings in support of the national gardens scheme.
“Surrounded by farmland, the garden of David and Gail Sheals is a sublime blend of pretty planting and effortless style.” Gardens Illustrated
“Gail’s accomplished planting, together with the garden’s charm and impressive location,
imbues it with interest year-