The Old Rose Garden

This was originally a formal rose garden whose scent was cleverly held within the neatly clipped yew hedges. The presence of disease in the soil meant the roses failed and had to be removed. A ‘fallow’ period has been observed for seven years during which the soil has been replaced and treated. Twelve Alec’s Red scented roses will be planted in the autumn of 2015 in the four square borders around the sundial and it is hoped that they will prosper and flourish. The remaining beds radiating out from the sundial are filled with jewel-coloured summer and autumn flowering plants, all propagated from seeds within the garden.