The Victorian Garden
Sit and enjoy the stunning topiary surrounded by beautiful flower borders, majestic swaying grasses and a central tower.
The garden was built in the late 90’s and it was initially a car park! The original inspiration for the garden was to use box hedging to act as living picture frames. The idea was to divide up the space into smaller areas which were the size of an average UK garden. The ‘frames’ were then used to inspire customers to plant in their own gardens, colourful, seasonal displays, using spring and summer bulbs, such as tulips and dahlias. This is still what we do today and on average, approx. 3000-5000 bulbs, are planted in this garden annually.
It is a formal, symmetrical garden created with box hedging which incorporates a central unique tower surrounded by spiral and pyramid yew Taxus. Blocks of seasonal colour are created with tulips and dahlias offsetting the large collection of grasses. Different and new varieties are planted annually and the eclectic, bold, herbaceous borders are filled with peonies and iris. A formal, symmetrical garden created with box hedging which incorporates a central unique tower with spiral yew taxus. Brilliant blocks of seasonal colour are created with tulips and dahlias offsetting the large collection of grasses. The eclectic, bold, herbaceous borders filled with peonies and iris, are bound to inspire you in own green space and this garden will no doubt show you something you have not seen before.
Our Head Gardener Bernard recommends you particularly look out for these stunning plants:
The statuesque presence of the miscanthus grass collection in the Victorian garden, with their stunning flower heads, is an unmissable sight! Look out for Miscanthus ‘Red Chief’, with its fountain of feathery flower panicles, which open deep red in late summer through to the autumn, and then fade to silvery- grey during winter. Miscanthus Malepartus, an attractive ornamental grass with a distinctive white stripe, which turns to beautiful orange and red hues in autumn. In summer it appears to glow in the early evening light. Also the unusual Miscanthus Zebrinus, known as Zebra grass, because of its bright green foliage decorated by horizontal creamy bands. Its foliage is amazing and is the perfect foil for more colourful herbaceous plants in the Victorian garden. One of the best topiary gardens in Cheshire.
Plants to look out for...
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