Astonished by Arundel31st July 2011 • Places to Visit • Stephanie Donaldson
Andrew & I had a day out in Arundel and visited the new Collector Earl’s Garden in the Castle’s walled garden. We last visited when it was under construction and it was more building site than garden. Now that the green oak has weathered down to the same colour as the stone of the cathedral and the planting has matured it really is an extraordinary place. It is a wonderful mixture of theatrical devices offset by lush planting. I felt like punching the air and shouting ‘Yes!’ not because I was finding ideas to use in my own garden – but because I wasn’t – and I was free to just enjoy the experience.