The Salutation Gardens are a cottage garden at heart. Along with the Main House they were originally designed by Edwin Lutyens, who made the best of a slightly awkward shape by dividing them into a series of symmetrical ‘rooms’, each with a different purpose but with a unifying theme.
This has the effect of leading the visitor on a journey that make the gardens feel larger, and present wonderful surprises around each corner.
It is a plant lover’s paradise. The planting style, although cottage garden and informal (that’s how we like it), is also a dynamic infusion of old and new styles that is very labour intensive. This garden never looks the same month to month and often dramatically changes in a year, with areas like the tropical gardens being changed each year due to the use of so many annual and rare tender plants from around the world.
Our gardeners make full use of their free reign to show off not just their fantastic horticultural skills, but their abilities when it comes to creative planning.
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