This beautifully designed walled garden has been made in the former 18th century kitchen garden at Marks Hall in Essex.
Like many other grand houses, Marks Hall was demolished in the 1950s, having fallen into decline during World War 2. The garden and arboretum are now managed by The Marks Hall Trust.
The entrance to the garden is through the gates in the beautiful, mellow brick wall, always a nice way to enter a garden.
Once inside you’ll see a series of garden areas, sub-divided by hedges.
Hedges area great way of dividing a garden and they make a lovely back-drop for plants.
The planting is a rich mixture of shrubs, ornamental grasses and flowers.
A clever choice of plants means that the garden will look interesting all through the year.
These are three of my favourite plants in the garden:
- Aster amellus Violet Queen: low growing plant with deep purple flowers.
- Anaphalis triplinervis Sommerschnee: dome-shaped, low plant with a mass of white flowers.
- Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Forster’: tall, slim ornamental grass.
There’s a nice grass landform that forms a sort of full stop at the end of the garden.
A lovely garden to spend time in, with plenty of ideas to take away.
There’s another garden worth visiting nearby, featured here in an earlier post
You can find visitor information about Marks hall here.
all images: Jill Anderson.