10 Statham Avenue, step into garden heaven

You cannot fail to fall for this peaceful, riverside garden situated on the Bridgewater towpath. Beautifully structured, this ¼ acre south facing garden is carefully terraced with a hazel arch opening to a clay paved courtyard with peach trees. Rose pillars lead to herbaceous beds and there are quiet shaded areas bordered by fuchsias, azaleas and rhododendrons. Owners, Mike and Gail Porter, invite you in…

A closer look

 

The garden at 10 Statham Avenue has evolved over the last 30 years under the care of the current owners Mike and Gail Porter. Managing the rising slope has been addressed using several levelled beds with mixed planting and enticing seating areas. Colourful open sunny beds contrast with shady secret places. A wide variety of bulbs in spring continue through the summer, including many tree lilies. Warm evenings are rewarded with fragrance from the numerous roses and shrubs.

There’s a stylish working greenhouse and several interesting outhouses including the ‘Egg House’. Walk to the top of the garden and explore ‘Thomas’s Steps’ below the Bridgewater towpath. before sitting and enjoying the view down over the lawn and terraces. A warm welcome and tempting refreshments are guaranteed. This is a garden you may not want to leave.

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