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Photo-journal: The walled garden at Marks Hall Arboretum

Photo-journal: The walled garden at Marks Hall Arboretum

In yesterday's post I concentrated on the trees at Marks Hall but they also have a fab walled garden where I managed to snap many more pictures than I could share in a single blog post.

But first some info on the walled garden...

The walled garden has five separate gardens, each with a great view of the Upper Lake. The garden starts with an earth sculpture representing the start of the year; a Mexican Orange Blossom hedge merges into the second garden, where it snakes and dips providing support for the delicate fronds of plants and disappears through a hedge into the third garden. There everything is strong and clear with long stone seats.

The line taken by the hedge is now a series of spheres, first clipped box and then stone. In the fourth garden the thread becomes an undulating stone wall and the planting is vivid with reds and oranges. Finally the slate thread dives into a block of hornbeam and back into the earth, through a deep slate pool marking the end of the cycle.

And if all that is too deep for you, then just sit back and enjoy the pictures...

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