Sold Out | Friends' private visit to Rockcliffe Garden


© Andrew Lawson

By kind permission of Mr and Mrs Simon Keswick

The garden at Rockliffe is the perfect blend of informally planted trees and shrubs and generously filled borders, balanced by a good strong structure of hedges, topiary and pleached limes. It recalls the best of 20th-century gardening, but has a contemporary edge to the layout, not surprising as Emma Keswick has designed gardens for others. We will be given a tour either by the owner or by the Head Gardener, Spencer Devaney. The crisp simplicity of a long canal is offset by the softer planting of Cornus controversia ‘Variegata’ overhanging a sunken pool nearer the house. The eye is drawn across a shallow valley towards a dovecot approached through an avenue of topiaried yew birds.

Refreshments are included at end of our visit.

Friends £20, guests £25

Maximum 30


For further information, please contact Freya Jones at or telephone 07472 365001.