There are quite a few photos in this post, but I feel justified in including them, as this is the first garden visit I have had since June 2019! We headed out last Tuesday and although the weather was a bit unsettled, with some showers, it was lovely to be out with my friends Katy and Alison. Baumber Walled Garden is set in an old walled garden, as the name would suggest. It is unusual as it has a double wall and the area in between has been planted up on a couple of sides. You can read about it here and the history of the garden is here,
It is definitely not a traditional kitchen garden and has lots of different areas. There is a large swimming pond and lots of grasses have been planted around it.
Some areas had an exotic feel.
You can see the swimming pond better in this photo.
They hold weddings at the garden and the marquee in the photo is evidence of this.
This relatively simple planting of alliums, where just the seed heads remain, together with the lavender was very eyecatching.
A white and green border led up to this little arch - perfect for romantic wedding photos.
The white and green theme continued on the other side.
Another area contained this interesting oriental structure, complete with replica terracotta warriors.
This perennial and shady border beneath the trees was one of the in-between-the-walls areas.
More grasses were dotted about in different beds.
On the wall where the greenhouses once stood is a lovely beachy area.
The grasses here become the waves as they dance in the wind...
...I think there were four types of plant to make this area, but it was really effective.
Looking across the swimming pond on the way out.
Looking back the other way. Katy and Alison knew I would love this garden and they were right. It has lots of quirky features and some fabulous planting. There is also a very good tearoom which, of course, we had to try and I had a wonderful time. They also have plants for sale and yes, I came home with one - a Rhodanthemum 'Marrakech' which is a plant I have been after for a while.