Directly to the north of the garden’s centre are the Memory Walls, low
stone walls built in 1965 by Veronica Tritton in memory of her father Clive Pearson.
The North Border
The north-east and north-west borders at the top of the Walled Garden retain Parham’s tapestry style of planting, but with a different range of beautiful plants. In the north-east, an influence of prairie-style planting is revealed in large but gentle grasses. The northwest boasts a riot of sizzling colours in a new Hot Border.
As you enter the Walled Garden, the Orchard is immediately on the left.
The fruit trees include damson, plum, greengage, pear and quince.
Pumps & Ponds
Throughout the garden, decorative pumps and shallow brick wells can be found – although the pumps were added purely for their ornate aesthetic appeal, the wells were built for a more practical purpose, helping gardeners tend to thirsty plants.
The Rose Garden has been re-designed and planted in 2013. Stone paths lead round in gentle curving lines, as soft palettes of blues, creams and pinks glow softly.
Built by Clive Pearson in 1928 for his three daughters, this is a perfectly detailed child-sized two-storey cottage built into the garden wall, with a little oak front door and wrought iron balcony above.
Enclosed by deep green clipped box hedges, these beds have at times been used for cut flowers alone but now are more productive, providing vegetables for the family and the Big Kitchen restaurant.