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Italian Garden

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The Italian Garden

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Centred around a formal pool which started life as the family tennis court, this part of the Garden was converted by Robert Stephenson Clarke in 1982.

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Today it is one of the most popular rooms in the entire Garden. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy not only the summer colour around the pool but also the panoramic views stretching across the South Park and lakes.

The Lower Terrace contains several unusual trees and shrubs including the Discaria discolour and the Italian pots are filled with geraniums and agapanthus for summer colour.

The more formal Italian atmosphere of the area is enhanced with golden box planting interfilled with various shades of pink pelargoniums.

Recently the Upper Terrace was transformed to create cool shade and subtle colours. The geometric beds are edged with myrtle and Magnolia ‘Kay Paris’  trained into standards. A new camellia walk has been added on the east side of the terraces to create a colourful entrance, to make an enclosure and provide additional seasonal protection.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Interesting Plants

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