I only wish I could convey my childlike joy, journeying through a garden of avenues & vistas with discoveries and options at every turn. Melbourne Hall gardens unfolded revealing delicious scents, pools & fountains, cloud pruned yew hedges, fine ironwork and statues. Finally, hidden within the dark formality an abundant, colourful garden with choice planting.
Ideas for your garden;
- Scent – often forgotten, but so rewarding, I like to add near to paths and doorways. Winter flowering scented plants are extra special.
- Frame a view – an archway, a dipped hedge revealing the borrowed landscape, or simple gaps in planting can set steer the route.
- A focal point – seats, trees, pots, statues, sculpture, see my Pinterest board for more ideas. http://pinterest.com/BrailsfordGdns/sculpture-and-ornament/
- Water – adds further dimensions for the senses; with reflections, sound and movement.
Melbourne Hall is open along with the garden and also has a visitors centre, and a brilliant tea room, checkout www.melbournehall.com or www.facebook.com/MelbourneHallGardens for more information.