The art of shaping hedging plants can be seen on the topiary lawn with the "Queen Beasts" as chess pieces. The yews planted in 1953 to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. are trimmed and tied in on three occasions a year to maintain their shape.
Series of floral beds enclosed by manicured yew hedges with low growing box hedging in front of the beds. The beds in the "Enclosed Garden" are planted twice a year to produce a spring and summer display of bulbs and bedding plants.
The Sunken Garden. This garden - once a pond - is situated below the level of the River Cray. The banks are covered with ericaceous plants, azaleas, camellias and campanulas which are particularly attractive during spring and early summer. The diamond shaped flower beds within the closely cropped lawn give the garden a sense of formality before visitors can venture into the informality of the island beds and spring gardens across the river via the red bridge. I hope, you enjoyed this second visit in a garden in Sussex!