A formal stone water tank makes up the centre of the middle terrace, which combined with the surrounding planting gives the effect of a damp meadow. Formal beech topiary (Fagus sylvatica) pieces stand above dense herbaceous planting that includes giant fleeceflower (Persicaria polymorpha), Iris reticulata and Rodgersia pinnata. Grasses, such as Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’, Molinia ‘Transparent’ and Molinia ‘Karl Foerster’ provide interest later in the summer, as do the Miscanthus spp. cultivars. Beyond the garden to the east is the arboretum, a wide and open wildflower vista provides great views across the arboretum area to a group of Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in the distance.

Plant List

Middle Terrace

  • Actaea simplex Atropurpurea Group
  • Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate'
  • Alchemilla mollis
  • Amsonia tabernaemontana var.salicifolia
  • Anemone hupehensis 'Hadspen Abundance'
  • Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'
  • Aster x herveyi
  • Aster novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin'
  • Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
  • Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'
  • Campanula lactiflora
  • Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna'
  • Centranthus ruber 'Albus'
  • Ceonothus 'Gloire de Versailles'
  • Clematis recta 'Purpurea'
  • Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
  • Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus Superior'
  • Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinglow'
  • Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
  • Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver'
  • Eryngium agavifolium
  • Eryngium giganteum
  • Escallonia 'Iveyi'
  • Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group)
  • Eupatorium mac. (Atropurpureum Group) 'Orchard Dene'
  • Euphorbia jacquemontii
  • Euphorbia sikkimensis
  • Euphorbia characias subsp.wulfenii
  • Fagus sylvatica (Topiary)
  • Geranium 'Ann Folkard'
  • Geranium himalayense
  • Geranium psilostemon
  • Geranium sanguineum 'Album'
  • Geranium 'Sirak'
  • Gillenia trifoliata
  • Hakenechloa macra
  • Helenium 'Fata Morgana'
  • Helenium 'Kuperzwerg'
  • Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'
  • Helenium 'Rubinzwerg'
  • Helenium 'Ruby Thuesday'
  • Helenium 'Wesergold'
  • Hesperis matronalis
  • Hesperis matronalis var.albiflora
  • Hoheria sexstylosa
  • Hydrangea arborescens
  • Imperata rubra
  • Iris 'Black Swan'
  • Iris sibirica 'Alba'
  • Iris sibirica 'Caesar'
  • Iris sibirica 'Papillon'
  • Lilium martagon
  • Lonicera x americana
  • Lysimachia ephemerum
  • Miscanthus sinensis 'Kliene Silberspinne'
  • Miscanthus sinensis 'Rotfuchs'
  • Miscanthus sinensis 'Undine'
  • Molinia caerulea subsp.arundinacea 'Transparent'
  • Nectaroscordum siculum
  • Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'
  • Persicaria polymorpha
  • Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'
  • Phlox paniculata 'Franz Schubert'
  • Phlox paniculata 'Mount Fuji'
  • Polemonium 'Glebe Cottage Lilac'
  • Rodgersia pinnata
  • Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'
  • Rosa 'Albéric Barbier'
  • Rosa 'Gloire de Dijon'
  • Rosa 'Paul Transon'
  • Rosmarinus 'Miss Jessopp's Upright'
  • Salvia pratensis 'Indigo'
  • Sanguisorba 'Tanna'
  • Sarcococca confusa (low hedging)
  • Selinum wallichianum
  • Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'
  • Stipa calamagrostis
  • Strobilanthes attenuata
  • Syringa pubescens subsp.microphylla 'Superba'
  • Thalictrum aquilegiifolium
  • Thalictrum flavum subsp.glaucum
  • Thalictrum delavayi
  • Thalictrum 'Elin'
  • Tilia x europaea 'Pallida' (Pleached)
  • Trachelospermum jasminoides
  • Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination'
  • Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea'