On a lazy, sunny Sunday in June this year, members of the Guild spent an hour or so looking at the gardens of The Coach House, Chiddingfold. The family opened their garden to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme and we were allowed access to have a wonder around earlier that day. The house itself was part of the Manor House and dates back many years. As you walk across the shingle driveway you enter the gardens through a walled gateway and see the mix of colour spreading all around you.
As we were able to look around the greenhouse and gardens we were able to get inspiration and ideas from the different planting schemes through to the clever use of materials used to present the plants at their best.
The recent development of the Stumpery area, with the ferns nestling amongst the tree bark looked wonderful and proved a good use of the shady area.
It was lovely to see that the gardens were used by the family to relax and enjoy all year round, our thanks to the family for allowing us to share their garden for a few hours and to show you some of the pictures we were able to take.