Clinton Lodge Gardens

A garden of formal and romantic planting, enhancing the character of the 17th century house with a significant eighteenth century fa├žade. The tree lined lawn overlooks parkland leading to an eye-catching column on the distant hill.

The garden is of about six acres divided by hedges into smaller gardens reflecting periods of English Garden design. Starting with a small knot garden, an Elizabethan herb garden with camomile paths and turf seats, a potager, wild flower meadow, a pre-Raphaelite allee of white roses, clematis and lilies, broad double borders of white, yellow and blue, the enclosed garden of old roses trained at nose height so that one can enjoy the scent, and a twentieth century swimming pool encircled by an arcade of apples.

New gardens are continuing: a small, shady glade, a canal garden and an orchard underplanted with crinum.