The Rose Garden was in full bloom and each bed of roses was breathtaking. Placed in a geometric pattern, the rosebushes are enclosed by boxwood hedges. The fragrance was amazing, with over 900 roses.
I loved, loved, loved this climber, against that stone wall. I think it might be 'Joseph's Coat.'
The hilly landscape is terraced into different garden rooms (Rose Garden, Beech Terrace, Herbaceous Borders, Kitchen Garden, Cutting Garden, Pebble Garden, Green Garden, Fountain Garden, and more), which are further defined by hedges, allées, and gates. All that green is so restful.
The herbaceous borders were a blooming landscape of purples, blues, greens, and silvers.
|Detail of the Pebble Garden|
And finally, this spreading Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllym japonicum), planted in the 1800s, was gorgeous. I can't tell you how many pictures I took of just this tree.