The Terrace & Herbaceous Borders

The herbaceous borders around Stody Lodge wait patiently during the ostentatious display from the rhododendrons and azaleas each May.  These borders reach their full splendour in mid-summer when the emphasis in the garden moves back towards the house. As the soil at Stody is of an acid nature, compost and manure is regularly added to these beds to adjust the PH level so it is suitable for the desired plantings.

Regular visitors to Stody Lodge will note that the border running along the border surrounding the terrace has been extended once again in 2017 to increase its depth. A wide variety of spring bulbs will be replaced by a sea of herbaceous plants such as delphiniums, lupins and penstemon in the summer. Herbs for culinary use and to deter pests are found along the length of this border.

The two large bronze urns are originally from the Duke of Buckingham’s house at Stowe. By mid-summer they have cascades of summer bedding which add height and colour to the terrace.