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
For further information, please contact Freya Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07472 365001.