Winter Projects Well Under Way
The mild weather this autumn and winter has meant that the gardens team have been able to make great progress with the winter renovations.
A number of areas are currently being given a new look, most notably the beds around the Temple Garden Gatehouse, (see picture). Here the bed behind the Stone Seat has been cleared of the Hydrangeas and re-planted with exciting Philadelphus cultivars, and there is a range of other plants going in this bed to prolong the season of interest. Next on the hit list will be the two beds to the right here with underplanting to be removed and repositioned as well as the introduction of several interesting shrubs.
Work already completed includes the major renovation of the old Tree Heather bed on the castle mount, and there have been a good deal of laurel reductions around the temple garden. Further new plantings already completed have been newly cleared beds between the Temple Garden and the Arboretum, as well as a new specimen Rhododendron bed in the Temple Garden behind the Garlanded Cherubs. Further towards spring their will be further new planting in the Glade, Duckery/Walnut Grove, and the Top Terrace. Not to mention the redevelopments to the kitchen garden which get underway this week.
All in all it really is an exciting time to visit Cholmondeley!