Gardens of Britain and Ireland (Eyewitness Companions) by Patrick Taylor

By Patrick Taylor

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The south-facing wall of the castle is clothed in such climbers as Clianthus puniceus (white and red), Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’, Solanum jasminoides and thickets of such tender shrubs as Salvia rutilans. A remarkable National Collection of strawberry trees (Arbutus) is kept here, with 9 species and 6 cultivars. panoramic views The Keep Garden to the west of the castle – a bowling green in the 18th century – is overlooked by an octagonal gazebo. There are good shrubs here too: the tender Acca sellowiana, Drimys winteri, several magnolias, myrtles, pittosporums and the beautiful pink rose of wild Himalayan parentage, Rosa ‘Anemone’.

Below the north walls of the abbey lies one of the great glories of Forde – the walled kitchen garden. This is kept up to old country-house standards, nothing flashy and a far cry from the fashionable potager. Great quantities of varied fruit and vegetables are skilfully cultivated and standards of maintenance are impeccable – a thrilling sight. A pair of borders, filled with late summer flowers, perennials and annuals, runs down the central path, and the beautiful old walls of the 13th-century monks’ dormitory protect the east side.

Sinogrande, discovered by George Forrest in 1912, first flowered in Cornwall at Heligan in 1919. Later in the 20th century things stood still at Heligan until, after World War II, they dramatically declined, and eventually gardening ceased altogether. garden restoration In 1991 restoration of the by now totally overgrown garden began, supervised by Tim Smit and his colleagues. The jungle garden with its watery ravine filled with bamboos, tall tree ferns and gigantic specimens of unusual trees – Cedrela sinensis, Pinus thunbergii and Podocarpus totara – has exceptional character and beauty.

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