Kitchen Lawn

The Kitchen Lawn is inside a three foot brick wall, good to use as a prop for roses and winter-flowering honeysuckle and to shelter daphnes; one sprig of daphne can scent a whole room, even when picked on a cold day in March. A clematis trails over an ancient stone bath, and in late summer, crimson dahlias fill the gaps when the rock roses and cistus are over.

Here we can begin the second circuit of the garden into another of the separate rooms of plants. A tapestry hedge of mixed green and purple beech guards the western edge of the Kitchen Lawn. An opening carefully cut in the centre leads you through into the Walled Garden.

To Walled Garden