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Lime Avenue and Retaining Wall


An 85m long 1.8m high wall retains the upper fountain lawn from the parkland below. A Yew hedge planted on top of the wall restricts views down to the parkland. Two Hornbeam towers provide viewing points at either end of the wall. 12 steps lead down from a central balustraded viewing platform to the Lime avenue below. The base of the wall is landscaped with mass plantings of the deciduous Japanese grass, Hakonechloa macra, creating a wave like effect in the breeze and turning golden brown in the autumn. The grass is interspersed with large blocks of Yew and Hornbeam.

24no Tilia platyphyllos ’Rubra’ planted in 2006 are trained into pollards to form a compact avenue leading to the pond and Pavilion. The red twigs of the Lime trees form an attractive winter feature before being cut back to the main framework in mid February. The avenue is under planted with mid season Triumph tulips, including ‘Jan Reus’, ‘Havran’, ‘Cassini’ and ‘Don Quichote’.

Pavilion and Pond