Every garden needs a journey – Ideas from Melbourne Hall

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.

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