The English Garden

Circles Within CIRCLES

At times Terry and Vanessa Winters’ garden seems rather like an opera set, with every detail in exquisite order. You can almost imagine the singers coming through arches to regale you with a Puccini chorus. In the main garden you find yourself amid a mass of blossom and spheres, some on the ground; some like balloons held aloft on helium. These are repeated everywhere, and are pure theatre.

The original Ordnance House was part of a Royal Navy Ordnance Depot constructed in the late 1930s. This was pulled down and the present Ordnance House erected in 2008. It never had a garden as such: topsoil was minimal, and when Terry and Vanessa arrived in 2011 they were apprehensive. Having previously

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