Phase 1 of Lavinia Walk project completed
Initiated by Lady Cholmondeley the first phase of a new project at Cholmondeley Castle was completed by the gardens team last week. 20 upright Yew trees, (Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata Robusta’), were planted to line the Lavinia Walk. This area is named in honour of the present day Lady Cholmondeley, who has been the driving force behind the garden for the past 60 years. The next phase of work to be carried out in the autumn will be giving the beds surrounding the stone seat a make-over, with Philadelphus planted behind the seat for the heady summer fragrances, and fresh planting throughout the rest of the area. This part of the garden now has a completely different feel to it, and acts as a link between the recently designed herbaceous beds and the temple garden, thus being the final link in the chain that brings the whole of the garden together.