Archive for the 'Gardens' Category

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 13th 2019

The Rose Garden occupies the site of a medieval bowling green. It is enclosed by yew hedges and laid out with formal beds of Rosa Rugosa Alba, Rosa Winchester Cathedral, Rosa Alfred Carriere and Rosa Isaac Perrier. *

*From the Arundel Castle guidebook

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 12th 2019

Poplar Cottage was the home of a landless peasant and his family in the early-mid 17th century. The garden of such a low-status dwelling would have been used almost exclusively to produce food and grow herbs for strewing and medicinal purposes. Few if any of the plans would have been grown for their aesthetic value.*

*From [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jan 29th 2019

Bayleaf is a timber-framed hall house dating mainly from the early  fifteenth century. The garden is a re-creation of a late-medieval garden, laid out in blocks of beds.

Each plot, together with the access path, measures 2 x 1 perches (16.5 x 33ft); 16.5ft is the statutory rod, pole or perch. This is the measurement a [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 28th 2019

The house from Walderton was built in the early-mid seventeenth century. The garden would have been mainly for vegetables, fruit, herbs and livestock. However, at this date and social level some plants were beginning to be grown for their aesthetic qualities. Lilies, Primroses and gillyflowers in the borders – the very first beginnings of decorative [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 26th 2019

The Bishops Palace Gardens, next to Chichester Cathedral, is a beautifully kept, tranquil garden bordered by the historic Roman city walls, and the Tudor wall. The perfect place to take a relaxing wander a few steps from the thriving centre of Chichester, you can enjoy some of the best views of the cathedral. There are [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 14th 2019

In 1939 Lord Fairhaven created the Rose Garden, a quintessentially English feature. The Rose Garden produces spectacular colour and scent in the summer months*

*From the Anglesey Abbey Gardens guidebook

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 27th 2018

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