A new walled garden for an old setting.
A beautiful walled garden at Wynard Hall, Co Durham, has opened to the public for the first time in 150 years this month.
It will contain 3,000 roses and has been created by RHS multi-award winning landscape architect Alistair Baldwin and rose expert Michael Marriott from David Austin Roses.
The area now known as the Walled Garden, the site for Sir John Hall’s Rose Garden, was originally, the kitchen garden. The Head Gardener’s cottage stands in the corner. A bell hanging at a central point high up on the wall adjoining his house marked the gardeners’ day.
Beds edged with box hedges were used for the cultivation of apple trees and vegetables. Pears, apricots, peaches and cherries were trained on the walls. Soft fruits, including vines, peaches and figs were grown in glasshouses. Plant houses and the conservatory attached to the house produced exotic flowers, including roses, carnations, camellias and orchids.