The Garden

The Ladies Garden

The Ladies’ Garden was created in the 1890’s by Lady Algernon Gordon-Lennox when she lived at Broughton. In the foreground from left, R. ‘Sanders White’, R. ‘Bonica’, R. ‘Felicia’ and Salvia turkestanica.

Colour in the Ladies Garden

From left, Penstemon ‘Garnet’, Allium christophii, Sisyrinchium striatum.

View over the South Border

A view across the south border towards the Park, from left to right, Geranium himalayense ‘Gravetye’, R. ‘Mme Hardy’ and Phlomis russeliana. Above the arch into the Ladies’ Garden on the right is R. ‘Goldfinch’

The South Border

The south border, looking east. The arch was probably part of the original entrance to the Castle in the 14th century when a bridge went across that corner of the moat. The border here includes, from left, Rosa rubrifolia, Crambe cordifolia, Campanula persicifolia, Phlomis fruiticosa, Geranium ‘Nimbus’.

Archway to the Ladies Garden

The arch into the Ladies’ Garden from the west border. Above the arch is R. ‘May Queen’, through the arch is R. ‘Felicia’.

The Battlement Border

R. ‘Maigold’ early flowering (May).

Detail from the South border

From left, Allium christophii, Verbascum chaixii.

The Garden Wall

Sprawling along the garden wall by the west lawn, with the gatehouse and church behind – R. ‘Paul’s Himalayan Musk’

Mixed Border

In the Ladies’ Garden, a mixed border including R. ‘Alberic Barbier’ (on the wall), R ‘Felicia’, Delphinium Pacific hybrids and Lychnis coronaria oculata.

Lavender Lassie

In the Ladies’ Garden – the roses in the box fleur de lys beds are R. ‘Gruss an Aachen’ and R. ‘Lavender Lassie’.

Mixed Border – Ladies Garden east wall

Mixed border along the east wall in the Ladies’ Garden, including R. ‘Wenlock’, Nepeta, Sisyrinchium striatum ‘Aunt May’, Digitalis grandiflora, and Delphinium Pacific hybrids.