The English Garden

Far, Far AWAY

Preen Manor is set so high you can see the weather coming from over Wenlock Edge. The roads are steep and narrow, unsuited to large vehicles and often impassable in snow. You climb up through green parkland scattered with ancient trees, through dramatic woodland and over a plunging stream to the brim of the garden where the long, low house perches just below the crest of the ridge.

The six-acre garden is high and exposed, carved out of ancient woodland on a steeply sloping site, east-facing, between 220 and 240 metres above sea level. The soil varies from sand to clay, over the underlying sandstone.

Now home to James and Katy Tanner and their family, Preen was once the site of a Cluniac monastery, established here in about 1150 – though in the

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

Plus de The English Garden

The English Garden5 min de lectureArchitecture
In the heart of the Norfolk countryside, among gently undulating expanses of wide open fields and stands of mature woodland sits an unlikely fusion of farm and formality. This is the home of renowned garden designer and historian, George Carter. To t
The English Garden2 min de lecture
People to Meet
IKEA sell houseplants in their millions, globally and in the UK. Meet the man who’s responsible for deciding the UK’s next big indoor plant trends I’ve loved plants from a young age, so I was thrilled to get the chance to move from working in IKEA’s
The English Garden1 min de lectureArchitecture
BOUNDS of Possibility
Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is the plant that I have used most for hedging. This is partly because of its historic use in the 17th century and partly because of how it adapts to wet and dry conditions. Plant 60-90cm tall plants closely, at 30-40cm t