Planted out in a more traditional style, the graceful long borders follow a gentle slope down from the parterre, leading out into the open parkland beyond. Formal yew (Taxus baccata) hedging provides a good backdrop against which the fine range of herbaceous plants show well. Planting here includes groups of perennials such as Sanguisorba spp., Inula magnifica, Hemerocallis spp., Geranium spp., and Ferula communis. Trees such as Magnolia stellata, Pyrus salicifolia ‘Pendula’, Quercus ilex and Tamarix tetrandra provide the permanent structure within the borders. The south facing meadow areas to the east and west of the long borders come alive in springtime with a sea of daffodils (Narcissus spp.) and contain some mature apple trees of a good size. In the west section of the meadow, keep an eye out for horticultural novelty +Laburnocytisus ‘Adamii’ in early summertime. This ‘chimera hybrid’ consists of laburnum (Laburnum anagyroides) tissue in the centre, with outer tissue from broom (Chamaecytisus purpureus). The tree produces respective yellow laburnum flowers, purple broom flowers and some that appear to be a combination of the two.