The Herbacious Borders

The herbaceous borders have been a feature of the garden here for some years and have been “tweaked” several times over the years most notably by the garden designer Xa Tollemache in 2008.

They lead the visitor and the eye from the Rose Garden down a long walkway towards the Temple Garden. These beds have been redesigned for spring 2014 by our Head Gardener to extend the season and create a better balance of planting. Dominated by four large ornamental weeping pears, they offer a wide range of colours from the whites of Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’ through light pinks and reds, to blues, purples and yellows.


The balance here is to give a wide range of colour and texture that fits into the wider landscape of the garden and its mix of plants. The herbaceous borders are under review in 2017 as they will be incorporated into the new Lavinia Walk feature. As such the mix of planting here will be tweeked so that the new double borders and these merge seemlessly.