An Extravaganza of Tulips in April

When the owners first moved to Westwood House, the house was very exposed so the first task was to plant native hedges, trees and shrubs to make the garden feel anchored. Gradually the couple have created beds and borders, focusing on sheltered terraces, an enclosed courtyard, an orchard underplanted with ‘Thalia’ daffodils and sweeping borders to the front which, come spring, come alive with an understated colour-themed display of tulips. A muted scheme works well in the front, although random orange tulips do appeared from nowhere, so are picked for the house. Alongside the tulips are peonies and alliums which, by early summer, are joined by fragrant roses.

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