Loseley Park Gardens7th June 2013 • Places to Visit • Stephanie Donaldson
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.