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The Garden 

The Penn-Clarks feel very lucky to live at Brockholds and love sharing their garden with their visitors. They hope you will return to see the garden in different seasons and watch the project progress.

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The garden is about 4 acres, when we arrived, most of it resembled a roughly mown bumpy field, complete with large areas of brambles, stinging nettles and thistles. 

There was a belt of trees on the North boundary and part of an ancient moat at the western head of the trees.

The theory is with a new garden, one waits and sees what comes up in the spring, we waited and found that nothing appeared, so work commenced.

Over the coming months, this page will expand as we tell the story of how we have started the garden and created the various areas including:- 

White garden

Over 70 varieties of Roses, Old & English

Moat

Small Woodland

Potager, Vegetables & Flowers for the house and nursery beds

Orchard & Wildflower Meadow

Long Central border, Roses, Peonies, and other Perennials  

New Terrace (One of our lockdown projects)

Grade II listed outside privy; this was the only loo here until 1985. It was a 3-seater! It is now happily being restored and changed into a tool hut

Roses 

Juliet has a passion for Roses.

"I fell in love with both Old Roses and English Roses when my mother started to collect them in the1980s.

Their shape, form, colour,

scent, names and history are so captvating. 

 If anything I love them more each year and keep adding to our collection here, we now have over 70 varieties.

 

Every summer is a joy just because of the roses" 

On Your Visit

Look Out for

  • White garden

  • Over 70 varieties of Roses, Old & English

  • Moat

  • Small Woodland

  • Potager, Vegetables & Flowers for the house and nursery beds (work in progress)

  • Orchard & Wildflower Meadow

  • Long Central border, Roses, Peonies, and other Perennials  

  • New Terrace (One of our lockdown projects)

  • Grade II listed outside privy; this was the only loo here until 1985. It was a 3-seater! It is now happily being restored and changed into a tool hut.

 
"We look forward to seeing the garden again and encouraging others to visit too.
We are really keen to see the snowdrops and more!”

Helen Byrne