Bolwick Hall, a late Georgian gem
These lovely landscaped gardens and park surrounding the late Georgian Bolwick Hall in Marsham, Norfolk are thought to be designed by Humphry Repton who is buried close by. The current owners, Carolyn Fisher and her husband have rejuvenated the borders, planted gravel and formal gardens and clad the walls of the house in old roses. Join Carolyn now for a guided taster tour of the garden with its tranquil mill pond and ancient yew hedges.
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The gardens at Bolwick Hall have a traditional design, but with the inclusion of more contemporary planting schemes bringing it right up to date. Over the last few years in a garden that Carolyn says was originally ‘daunting’, the borders have been replanted to include some striking architectural plants, a formal, walled area and a gravel garden. The working vegetable garden and double herbaceous border are designed to provide interest all year round and there’s a pretty summer house that came from a TB hospital on the North Norfolk coast.
The backdrop to the garden is a collection of mature rhododendrons and conifers such as wellingtonia, swamp cypress and larches. While other trees include a weeping pear, tulip tree, ginkgo, willows and apple espaliers add structure and form.
The lake is the most suggestive of Repton’s involvement as it curves around to give the impression of distance. The lake side walk has a naturalistic, tranquil feel with several places to sit and rest to watch the abundant wildlife.
You can enjoy a woodland walk around the lake as well as as stroll through the working vegetable and fruit garden with its double herbaceous border. Be sure to add Bolwick Hall to your list of ‘must visit’ gardens and discover the character, colour and scent of this wonderful Norfolk garden.
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