I’ve never previously visited Loseley Park near Guildford and now know how remiss it is of me not to have been before. The gardens are laid out within a walled enclosure to one side of the house and as you pass through arches in yew hedges you walk progressively through a rose garden, followed by a richly planted garden of herbaceous perennials in hot colours on one side of a crab apple walk and a large herb garden on the other. From there, the path leads through to a white garden with formal pool, an organic vegetable garden and a nuttery. A raised walk alongside the moat provides views over the entire enclosure. I would loved to have spent longer enjoying the garden, but the weather intervened. The good news is that the house where the More-Molyneux family have lived for over 500 years is well worth a visit, so a visit to Loseley Park provides both culture and horti-culture.
One for the Diary
Sat 19.04.2014 - Sat 19.04.2014
Plant exhibition and sale @ Woottens Plants, Blackheath, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9HD
The late and much lamented plantsmen, Michael Loftus, built a collection of over 400 varieties of auriculas over 12 years and his team at Woottens... read more...
Tue 29.04.2014 - Tue 29.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Nettlestead Place, Nettlestead, Kent ME18 5HA
29th April 10am-3pm Event Category: Open Garden & Plant Fair Description: Gardening for Disabled Trust gives grants to help individuals continue gardening despite disability. Its... read more...
Fri 02.05.2014 - Sat 03.05.2014
Herb Farm Open Days @ Jekka’s Herb Farm, Rose Cottage, Shellards Lane, Alveston, South Glos. BS35 3SY
Dates: 2nd-3rd May, 30th-31st May, 27th-28th June, 13th July (NGS), 25th-26th July, 3rd August (NGS) read more...