Morton Hall Gardens July 26th

Morton Hall Gardens enjoy a dramatic position atop a steep escarpment. Garden and park combine historic and new features and provide the backdrop for a vast plant collection. Accompanied by the owner, we took a tour through a series of distinctive but linked garden rooms.

The tour started on the east side of the house outlining the history of the estate and the design of the gardens. We were then taken on a stroll through the individual garden rooms starting with the Lily Pond and Rockery.

We then moved on to the the more formal gardens with their intricate blend of perennial and annual planting in elegant colour schemes. The tour ended on the west side of the house with its spectacular views, framed by a Mediterranean style garden.

We were then provided with a light lunch in the Conservatory. Quiche was accompanied by salad from their own garden.

A very enjoyable and informative visit.

Topiary on the East Side

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