I was invited to see Malverleys Garden, a recently constructed, but apparently mature garden in the countryside south of Newbury. The house is Victorian and the original owners must have had an interest in rare species of trees, which is partly what gives the garden an impression of maturity.
In front of the house is a big herbaceous border:-
Then the rest of the garden has been laid out as a series of discreet ‘rooms’ by Mat Reese, the head gardener, the planting based on Great Dixter, but it reminded me more of Hidcote.
The east border (I think):-
The water garden, called The Cool Garden:-
The Hot Garden:-
The Cloister Garden:-
Then, the Topiary Meadow:-
Through to the White Garden (it gets better and better):-
The walled garden is bisected by a laburnum arch:-
Then, it was time for lunch !
Their garden centre opens tomorrow, plus a very luxurious place for lunch, not far from London and the M4, all so beautifully detailed and well cared for. Open sometimes for the National Gardens Scheme.
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