St Mary's Church Whitton

Whitton in Bloom - Whitton Paddocks

The garden of Whitton Paddocks also has a distinctly Italianate feel reminiscent of the Granary; not surprising since the two gardens were in the same ownership for many years. The current owners, who have been here only three months, have been busy cutting back the previous rampant growth and enjoying their journey of discovery. The top lawn surrounded with pink and purple borders of valerian, campanula and geraniums edged by a dry stone wall is overlooked by a magnificent copper beech and leads to a wild garden with foxgloves and aquilegia and some surprises in the undergrowth.

From the lower terrace, steps lead down to a rose garden and new rockery to one side, with formal lawn separated by beds of cardoons, pieris and pampas to the other, the whole divided by a yew walk. From there a ha-ha overlooks the fruit orchard and a bottom meadow destined for wild flowers, with a spectacular view in the distance.

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