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Garden visit - York Gate

Hi folks.  Went to this garden yesterday with a group of gardening buddies and thought it was great!  Only small (just an acre) but very well designed, with lots of variety and interest, and good home-made cakes... always a bonus!  

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Lots of different "rooms", each with a different feel - I liked the contrast here between formal and informal.

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A lot of glimpses from one area to another.  That's Tropaeolum speciosum growing up the yew obelisk.  It's a richer colour than appears in the photo below...

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Lots of different combinations of gravel and local stone used in the paths - the bottom example used old mill stones of various sizes.

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There's a stream and various ponds, plus a bog garden.

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...and lots of lovely plants...

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Anyone recognise this, above?  It's prickly, both the leaves and the flowering stem, and grows to about 3 feet.

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Two espaliered plants - conifer and pyracantha.  Very striking!

Do go if you get the chance.  It costs £5, and is run by the gardening charity Perennial.  image

Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.

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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    A do-able size of garden so that time can be spent taking it in.I like the use of the millstones and the espaliered conifer and pyracantha. Enjoyable to see differing planting combinations too.

    My tropeolum speciosum disappeared suddenly after many years. . . . it had been dug up by an elderly man whose garden I was admiring so I was sorry to lose it.

    Thanks for sharing Liri image

    SW Scotland
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,779

    Thank you Liri, it's lovely, great photos.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,298

    Thanks everyone!  And thank you for the ID, Alan.  My friends will be pleased...  image

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,329

    Lovely pics - thanks Liri. I really like what they've done with the pyracantha and the topiary

    I must remember this garden for the next time we're visiting the in-laws. image

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
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