Paradise Walk

Also called The Long Walk, this path runs along the southern boundary and provides access to the Italian Garden, Round Dell and Old Potting Sheds.

Sheltered by the stone wall of the Garden, this South Facing area is ideal for growing tender plants.

Visitors will enjoy the new plan by James Alexander-Sinclair in 2013 with over 700 new plant additions including Astrantia’, Kniphofia, Catanache, Geranium,  Phlomis, Phlox and Sanguisorba which together guarantee a vista of rich carpet of colour for summer colour.

Previously in 2009, to celebrate our 45th Anniversary of opening to the public as a registered charity, we enhanced the walk with numerous summer flowering bulbs kindly donated by the Spalding Bulb and Plant Company, which, coincidentally, celebrated its 65th Anniversary. Based in the Georgian market town of Spalding in Lincolnshire, the centre of the UK bulb-growing area for over a century, the company pioneered the establishment of new links with Dutch bulb growers after the Second World War and has remained one of the UK’s leading plant and bulb specialists ever since.