Garden Guide

 Fuchsias on the patio. You enter the garden through a good sized patio area which holds lots of hanging baskets and pots, including a good selection of fuchsias, annuals and exotics.. 
 Adjoining the patio is an entrance to the conservatory which houses tender exotics.  Conservatory
 Gravel area  Moving further in to the garden via a couple of shallow steps you walk on to a gravel area with alpines, grasses and sedum. To the right is a two tiered pond, the smaller running into the larger via a waterfall.
Behind the pond is planted with astilbe, hostas and ferns.  A view of the two-tiered pond.
 Gravel area Stepping off the gravel area on to the first circular lawn surrounded by colourful borders that include a variety of perennials, grasses and small shrubs.
Proceeding through an archway clothed in climbers to the next lawned area with curving borders and a winding path.  Archway clothed in climbers
 Wooden pergola with rambling. If you turn right under a wooden pergola clothed with a Rambling Rose you’ll find the newer part of the garden, created 2010.
This comprises of another circular lawn with gravelled prairie style planted border to the left, and colourful perennial borders to the right. Part of the new garden area - planted 2010
Ornamental vegetable garden This then leads on to the new ornamental vegetable patch, where we grow a variety of produce mixed in with some pretties.
Here you’ll also find a couple of Derbyshire Red Cap chickens (Betty and Wilma). Betty and Wilma!
Inside the greenhouse.   This section also houses a busy 16’ x 8’ greenhouse.
If you opt not to turn right at the winding path, you’ll come across a tropical/jungle area housing bananas and other large leaved exotics. Jungle garden
Path looking away from arbour   This area has another path that leads to the corner arbour seat and a small wildlife pond.
Walking past this, under a pergola sheathed in an old grapevine you discover a formal circular pond and fountain with another arbour seat. Looking through the pergola at the formal pond.
  To the left is an area shaded by trees, planted with shade-tolerant plants like hostas, ferns etc.
The right, through a small archway leads you a full circle back to the greenhouse and vegetable garden. Archway towards the greenhouse.