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A Summer Meadow Stroll

Take a stroll through waves of soft blue and purple wildflowers in Ferndene House, Tyne and Wear. Enclosed by trees, this enchanting space is a charming garden retreat which has burst into life this July…

The Holburn Beck flows through the woodland, believed to be the remains of an ancient woodland area which was previously overgrown. From November 2011 the garden has undergone management work, to attract a wider variety of birds, and has been underplanted with woodland plants.

Work is ongoing, as it is in the garden, with espaliered apple trees started in 2012; wild flower and grass planting in 2014 around swales to take rainwater run off and herbaceous ‘scarlet’ border planted in 2014. A living willow ‘hide’ was constructed on the edge of the pond in 2017 and a gravel garden planted in late 2017. In 2020 a new meadow was planted, with a rill running through it.

 

Turn your virtual visit into reality this July, when the garden opens for the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 11th July 12:30pm – 4pm.

 

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