If you’re up for a restoration project – The Mount – today’s @nationalgardenscheme garden – is an inspiration.
Mrs Claxton’s favourite garden so far – in a rural backwater of Rochester – a stunning Georgian house with beautiful gardens is truly wonderful.
For me the highlights were the restored kitchen garden, hothouses, beautiful shaded meadow planting, a pond with the perfect waterlily flower, and a stunning white and yellow border- punctuated by yew hedge bookends.
Imaginative ground cover with creeping Thyme and a mown labyrinth for small scale charm, contrasted with a magnificent ancient Cedar towering over the summerhouse.
Lots of ideas to think about here: Lonicera nitida giving a neatly clipped alternative to yew or box hedges, raised asparagus beds for those of us with lumbago.
Refreshments taken in the kitchen garden included home-made cheese muffins and elderflower cordial. What more could you ask for?