The English Garden

Salvaged DREAM

Along the banks of the River Yeo, wrapped in a tapestry of walled gardens, orchards, avenues and woodland, sits a fine Jacobean manor. On a cold clear morning, frost picks out the long lines of box hedging crisscrossing the formal gardens and splinters a course across greenhouse glass. It sharpens the pleached limes, turns rosehips to sugared confectionery and rims topiary and bulrushes alike.

None of this settled beauty suggests the reality facing Newton House just a decade ago. Half a century of decline had seen its former gardens subside beneath waves of brambles and scrub until only their ivy-clad walls, crumbling outbuildings and a fragment of the former 90-foot glasshouse remained. Inside the house, dwindling family fortunes

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Plus de The English Garden

The English Garden4 min de lectureArchitecture
Fern FEVER
The burgeoning middle classes, scientific advances and plant discoveries of the 19th century resulted in an unprecedented interest in the natural world. ‘Fern fever’, or pteridomania as it became known, gripped the country, with these beautiful but o
The English Garden2 min de lectureArchitecture
Things to Do
Straddling the spring equinox, March can be an unpredictable month – “In like a lion, out like a lamb”, as the old saying goes – but with the change of season comes lengthening days, a warming of the soil and a surge in plant growth with the promise
The English Garden1 min de lectureArchitecture
Propagating Daffodils
A good way to bulk up a favourite daffodil that you might not know the name of or be able to find in plant catalogues is by vegetative propagation of the bulbs, which is known as chipping. At the end of the summer, carefully lift a bulb from the soi