Hampton Court 2002
BBC Gardener of the Year 2000
Around the Garden
Conservation Awards 2006
The Bog Garden and Boardwalk.
The Bog Garden is fed by numerous underground springs, so even in the driest summers
it stays wet. The garden as a whole contains over 150 different species and varieties
of Iris and 40 Primulas.
A path leads down to the bog garden.
The wooden Boardwalk, made by Nigel, elevates you over the Bog Garden.
‘Bella’ a restored wooden pram dingy, takes pride of place in the boat house.
Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva' (syn. ‘Black Lace’) with a heron from Baobab
Trading who sell Fairtrade recycled metal sculptures made in Zimbabwe, sitting amongst
Osmunda purpurescens fronds.
A striking blue, un-named Louisiana Iris.
Candelabra Primula grown from seed called Primula Rainbow mix. In the background
you can just make out the blue of Corydalis flexuosa which self seeds.
Iris ensata above.
We think this is Iris 'Hatsuho', a cross between Iris pseudacorus and Iris 'Sakigake'.
Above is Iris siberica 'Lady Vanessa'.
Iris Sibirca ‘Shakers Prayer’ which has intricate detail as if etched into the falls.
Behind are the white flowers of Ranunculus aconitifolius.
Another Iris from the south east of America, Iris fulva, also known as the Copper
Primula pulverulenta, a beautiful candelabra primula from wet hillsides in Sichuan
province in China, here with Symphytum ‘Lambrook Sunrise’.
Iris laveigata relishes the damp conditions.