|The famous mirror borders at Bramdean House|
The fine eighteenth-century red-brick house is protected from the A272 road by a huge undulating cloud hedge of yew and box. Behind the house five acres of garden slope up through the famous mirror-image herbaceous borders, planted with over one hundred types of plants with nepetas, geraniums, tradescantias and Clematis x diversifolia ‘Hendersonii’. A broad path bordered by dianthus and roses leads to wrought-iron gates surrounding the walled kitchen garden. Beyond a second wrought-iron gate lies the orchard with a curving tapestry hedge of alternating box and yew, flowering cherries, and fruit trees underplanted with daffodils.
Click here for some more photos, taken on rather a dull day