* Open Garden 2016 *
As featured in: ‘Garden Answers’ October 2015
‘Cumbria Life’ magazine October 2013
‘Lancashire Life’ September 2013
and ‘Garden of the Week’ in ‘Garden News’ April 2013
Bongate, Appleby -in- Westmorland. Cumbria CA16 6UN
(Next door to the Royal Oak)
On the third Wednesday of each month, June to October inclusive
12 Noon – 4.00 p.m.
A modern cottage garden with coherent layers of colour, texture and interest. Centred around a fine 18th C. red sandstone building. A garden with interest all year round. From Spring bulbs; through the lushness of Summer roses and herbaceous plants galore; to the inherent richness of late perennials and graceful grasses well into late Autumn. Plus a vegetable production area! A little less than half an acre but packed with plants.
The garden is on a gently sloping site with gravel paths. Some plants for sale.
Designed, Built, Planted and Maintained by
English Country Gardens Cumbria
Open Days 2016
Wednesday 15th. June
Wednesday 20th. July
Wednesday 17th. August
Wednesday 21st. September
Wednesday 19th. October
Other days/times, most welcome, by appointment .
Admission: Adults £3.50 -Accompanied Children free.
All proceeds go to the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) charity.
Charity number 1112664
|… as in a traditional cottage garden, there are no big gestures, such as formal hedges or ‘single colour’ borders. Instead there is an endless series of intricately designed ‘little episodes,’ of related colours and tones, or involving different interestingly varied foliage-forms, all of which knit together into a colourful and intriguing patchwork. The idea, as Ian himself puts it, was to create ‘coherent layers of colour, texture and interest.’ Tim Longville, ‘Cumbria Life’ magazine July 2012|