http://www.thegardenhousesaxby.co.uk/. It is a garden that I had read about in the National Gardens Scheme brochure, but hadn't ever managed to visit...until today! It is an absolutely beautiful garden, set in a beautiful location, in a quiet and peaceful village. Below are a few photos I took of the formal gardens set around the house.
The cathedral garden, a quiet and contemplative space, just containing green.
I thought the planting in this area was so effective - Nicotiana Sylvestris and Acidanthera - just white and green - but very elegant and understated. The formal elements of the garden with the lovely vistas worked so well, but within this structure there was some exuberant planting.
Looking back over the echinacea, perovskia and grasses towards the Obelisk garden.
Another lovely vista with more beautiful planting. The petunias in containers were particularly impressive. The whole garden was beautifully cared for and maintained. There were plants for sale (I bought yet another miscanthus - but a dwarf variety this time) and there was a self-service tearoom, again, beautifully looked after. The weather was kind to us as well, although it did get a bit windy at times. Beyond the formal areas, there was a lot more to see, including a new woodland area, and several ponds. More in my next post...