The Master's Garden

An oasis of beauty and tranquility, the Master’s Garden includes a wide range of plants with flowering interest throughout the year. The borders are very colourful in the summer months, with shades that are particularly sensitive to the historic location and grey garden walls. The garden includes a border planted to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002.

The borders continue to be designed and watched over by horticultural expert and garden owner Victoria Wakefield, the former Chairman of Trustees.

The area incorporates the Compton Garden which commemorates Henry Compton, Master of St Cross from 1667-1675. He later became Bishop of London, when its diocese included America. Bishop Compton created the garden at Fulham Palace with plants from the New World at the time when they were very newly imported into England. This garden therefore also features plants introduced from America into England during Bishop Compton’s lifetime. These have been expertly researched and sourced.

The Compton Garden was relaid in 1986.

The tulip tree in the Compton Garden was planted by Her Majesty Elizabeth The Queen Mother to commemorate her visit to the Hospital of St Cross on 8th July 1986.

Another tree originating from the New World, a cercis Canadensis Texan White was planted by  HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to commemorate her visit on 21st February 2008

The Master's Garden

The Master's Garden

The Master's Garden

The Master's Garden

The Master's Garden

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 6th 2016

8 Responses to “The Master’s Garden”

  1. Tulip tree are sure pretty. But they don’t grow here we’re to far North. We’re about 48 degree north, and 116 degree west.

    Coffee is on

  2. Ginnie says:

    I can just picture you and hubby getting some of your best garden ideas while walking about such places as this, Cherry. :)

  3. James Higham says:

    I once designed a garden, back in the professional gardening days, and it’s amazing how separate gardens stemming from a relatively small house can totally transform the sense of space.

    Can’t say I was a huge success at it, it being mainly clearing gutters, raking leaves and killing off the owner’s plants through overwatering.

    • CherryPie says:

      The only garden I have designed is my own. I am quite good at knowing how to look after most of the plants that I have in my garden.

      I am OK with clearing leaves but gutter cleaning I pay someone to do that for me :-)

  4. Ayush says:

    this is a very interesting post, especially the part about trees from the ‘new world’, CP.