This is the garden my mother made.
She was a botanist who had worked in several botanic gardens, and created many gardens of her own. A lifetime of gardening, botanising, and travelling led her eventually to the idea of a garden that showed, not plant collections, but models of natural vegetation patterns.
And after my father died, and she was 73 years old, she designed and created the garden to go with that concept. It was her final garden, and I think it’s a masterpiece. I’m very biased, of course – but I’m hoping that when you have browsed the pages under this menu heading, you will agree.
The concept behind this garden – more about this on the various pages – is, I think, both an unusual approach, and a stroke of genius. It’s so simple, and the effect it creates is so very beautiful. I am doing my best to keep it going, but I do not have her knowledge or expertise, and sooner or later, I will no longer be able to in any case – we all get older!
So I very much hope that visitors will take it, adapt it, use it, and incorporate it into their own gardens. That is the way the garden will survive beyond its creator.
Anyone who wishes to visit the garden in person is welcome to do so. Contact me by phone or email, and we’ll take it from there!