The Stumpery, Fernery & woodland garden.

This area of the garden was completely restyled and remodelled during Spring 2020.

Part of this area of the garden  is surrounded by impressive rockwork that gently rises up to the woodland garden.

The planting scheme in this area is informal, and includes a variety of Ferns and Hostas.

This provides a luscious green shady area that envelopes you as you sit and ponder. The woodland garden was replanted in the winter and spring of 2019.

Snowdrops, Miniature Narcissi , Helebores and Cowslips emerge during the spring to provide some welcome colour.

Also included is a ‘Stumpery’ and is based on the Victorian concept when hollow tree stumps were planted with Ferns and other shade – loving plants. Twisted and gnarled tree stumps and roots were often clustered together, and they formed impressive displays. The Stumpery provides a mysterious backdrop for this area of the garden, and this feature was completely restyled by the owners in the spring of 2020.

It was inspired by our visit to view the magical gardens and the Stumpery at Highgrove that are owned by HRH The Prince of Wales.

A cluster of juxtaposed hollow tree stumps have been planted with Ferns and Hostas. This area of the garden is  green and very shady, and  it provides ideal growing conditions for shade – loving plants.

This led  to our decision to revive the Victorian concept of a ‘Fernery’, where collections of Ferns were displayed in cool, luscious, & shady rocky outcrops and Grottos.

A large Gunnera with its giant leaves is also located in this area. The stumpery was entirely remodelled during spring 2020.

Water features in the garden.

A new water feature was added during May 2020.

The stumpery was restyled and remodelled during Spring 2020. The photo above was taken early May 2020.