Town Place in July

The first glimpse of Maggie’s Border is one that few visitors to the 3-acre garden at Town Place are likely to forget. Whether backlit by a sinking sun, glistening with early morning dew or languid in the hazy heat of a midsummer afternoon, this herbaceous tapestry ripples with flower and foliage in eddying tints and textures. Over the years, the colour palette has become more restrained, with both large and small drifts to create an unbroken flow. This is a garden has gradually evolved, starting with a hornbeam walk and hedges of yew or copper beech which enclose rooms to each side — a shrub rose garden and formal potager. Then came a herb garden, a wayward collection of plants that contrasts well against the formal areas.

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