Last year I shared pictures of the courtyard garden at Cothay Manor. This post is take two, about the rest of the garden. I’m skimping on the words this time around, and concentrating on the pictures.
The whole garden is a lovely mix of formal and informal; the planting everywhere softens the geometry.
I tried to find out the name for the shape cut into the lawn below this decorative tree but drew a blank. It’s a hexagon pulled outwards. Although I didn’t get a great picture, I found it utterly charming with all the layers of interest.
After I shared another shot of these ramblers recently, Maureen (Oddment) and I had been wondering whether it was wise to wish for the medieval manor house as well as its rambling roses because of the dusting involved. I made no mention of the mullioned windows.
It turns out this was not all pipe dream as the house is up for sale (offers above £5 million). I’m going to have to pass, but if you’d like to look inside, now’s your chance.
I feel a bit chastened learning the manor is for sale. It’s w-a-a-a-y out of my way, but it would be a shame if people were no longer able to visit. The garden was very quiet on the hot summer day of our visit and the current climate is not helping gardens to survive.