We found an NGS open garden open one Sunday close to us, so left home to drive down narrow country lanes with hedges close on each side and too many sharp bends, humped bridges and steep gradients. We intended to arrive as the garden opened mid-morning.
We parked up the the school carpark in the village of Condover and wandered through the village to find the garden following the NGS yellow signs. Following the drive we met the owner who gave a warm welcome and directed us to the start of the garden.
Here we were mighty impressed with the colourful combinations of tulips, so cheerful!
After revelling in the bright colours of the tulips we made our way into the attached woodland area where mature trees could be enjoyed from woodchip paths and these paths were so soft to walk on as the woodchip was very deep. Alongside the woodland ran a crystal clear brook.
From the woodland we re-entered the main garden via a small grassed area. The main garden consisted of circular lawn with mixed borders all around. This had all been created fairly recently.
Around the perimeter of the house itself we found little cameos of interest, those little extras that help make a garden that little bit better.
Because this garden opened all day and we arrived as it opened in the morning, we found we had time to visit another open garden not many miles away so off we went for another plant exploration, this time aiming for a place called “The Leasowes” near a village called Cound.
“The Leasowes” will be the subject of part two of this post, following soon.