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The Sunken Garden

Sunken Garden

Infront of Wychfield House you will find the Sunken Garden, which has pleached Lime hedges on its two longest sides. Tilia x euchlora has been planted and trained to form a 'hedge on legs'.

The Yew hedges (Taxus baccata) which surround this area help to frame the garden, enhancing the feeling that it is a separate space in which to relax. The hedges offer a natural backdrop for the planting and are cut in such a way, that taller plants like Rosa glauca can billow out over the top. The hedges also offer protection to plants which are vulnerable to the wind.

The planting in the Sunken Garden is a true herbaceous border. The plants are grouped into small drifts which repeat around the four sides of the garden. Plants such as Delphiniums and Hollyhocks provide height, whilst hot colours radiate from plants such as Astrantia 'Hadspens Blood' and Hemerocallis 'Sammy Russell', amongst others. Spring colour is provided by Tulipa 'Ballerina' and 'Queen of the Night'. These bulbs are followed in May by Allium 'Mount Everest'.


Head Gardener

Sam Hartley
t: +44 1223 761619
e: sh856@trinhall.cam.ac.uk

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