The first garden of my own

Guanock House

When I first moved to Guanock, the five-acre site was a field, completely without structure or planting. Over 10 years, I created a formal garden which included herbaceous, rose and knot gardens, a walled kitchen garden and a wilderness. Guanock was a very important place for me, it enabled me to explore my design ideas and be a hands-on gardener. Now I have moved to Allt-y-bela, which is a complete change of landscape and you can see in the pictures in my journal and portfolio that I have to develop the garden in a very different way. It is always a continual process of learning and experimenting.

Guanock House (now under new ownership) is open for the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 7 June from 1.30pm - 5pm. For more information visit the NGS website here.

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