The Lavinia Walk
Leading from the Rose Garden, through the herbaceous borders to the Temple Garden is the Lavinia Walk which is to be a new feature of the gardens, and a fitting tribute to Lady Lavinia.
The development of this area will transform this long walk, and incorporate the existing herbaceous borders together with the two new large double herbaceous borders (100m long) which as you will see have been marked out and are currently sown with a green manure to enrich the soil prior to planting in the Autumn of 2017. To the back of each bed will be an avenue of Malus hupehensis (a type of chinese crab apple). Ground preparation on the borders including a york stone edging will continue throughout 2017 with final planting taking place in the spring of 2018. .