Explore the diverse and surprising gardens of our Wychfield site, located on Storey’s Way, Cambridge.

The Sunken Garden

To the front 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 which surround this area are very important to its success, helping to frame the garden, enhancing the feeling that it is a separate space in which to relax, offering a natural backdrop for the planting so that taller plants like Rosa glauca can billow out over the top and also giving 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’.

Woodland Walks

Wychfield benefits from having a large number of mature trees throughout the grounds. Some of these mature trees are grouped together and have been further enhanced with underplanting of box, ivy, ferns and other shade loving species to produce special environments not often seen in formal gardens. These areas are home to lots of our native birds and mammals, which can often be observed in and around Wychfield.

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