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Lower Broad St
This is a plant-filled courtyard garden.
Lower Broad St
A wonderful example of what can be achieved in a small space.
Tucked away from the street through an ornate corridor, this west-facing garden features a terrace around the house and has lovely views of Whitchurch
This beautifully narrow, shaded garden is bursting with life.
No 25 Mill St
A south-facing cottage garden that has been developed over the last 11 years after a period of neglect.
Tucked away from the street through an ornate corridor, this west-facing garden features a terrace around the house and has lovely views of Whitchurch.
NO 25 MILL ST
25 Mill St is a south-facing cottage garden that has been developed over the last 11 years after over 15 years of neglect. The garden is walled on all sides, which creates its own microclimate. It is laid down to lawns and flower borders on several levels, and has five ponds of various sizes which are home to frogs, tadpoles and water plants.
The Providence 25 Mill St
This is a long cool, informal green space. From a wide terrace with a pool by the house, a brick and gravel path leads through lawns past beds.
A narrow shaded alley, lined with pots of hostas, skimmias, ferns, grasses and choisyas, leads past a tiny terrace with pots of herbs and lilies. Up steep steps you will find a small garden planted in white, purple and magenta, with Cercidiphyllum japnoica 'Rotfuchs' giving dark colour and height. There are white cosmos and the blackest petunias in pots.
Arches covered in clematis 'Kaiu' and roses open onto another small terrace in front of the garden room. Rosa 'Grace' displays apricot blooms.
This is a long cool, informal green space. From a wide terrace with a pool by the house, a brick and gravel path leads through lawns past beds. These are lined with green and variegated box in balls and cones, Sweet Juliet roses, Nepeta and other perennials, and come to a narrow opening by two Trachycarpus fortunei and Choisya ternata 'Aztec Pearl'.
The garden is divided by a low covered structure known as the temple, through which is the mini orchard and raised vegetable beds. Vigorous climbers clothe a wall on the north side.
29 Lower Broad St
The courtyard garden was once part of the stable yard for St John’s Hospital in the Middle Ages. Undaunted by a move from acres of space to this tiny plot, the plant-loving owners have filled it with exuberant planting. Unusual climbers, Akebia quinata, Alba, Lonicera henryi, wisteria, jasmine and clematis scramble up the tall walls. Raised beds and pots are filled to overflowing with colourful flowers and foliage. Scent is provided by pinks, roses and lilies. In order to grow even more plants, pots abound. They are filled with uncommon pot dwellers such as Astilbe and an enormous variety of other plants.
35 Lower Broad St
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