Its early October and the low sun sets the autumn perennial borders known as The Floral Labyrinth off superbly. Glancing through the grasses, the light glistens on the stems and sends
shafts of bright colour dancing between the trees, lighting up the colours as if in a spotlight.
Asters, Echinacea, Amenome, Molinia, Stipa and Miscanthus
all sing at this time of year and in the gentle breeze, the grasses bring movement and rhythm into the garden, leading you on and creating a relaxing repetition which holds the garden together. The fantastic backdrop of old parkland trees - a mixture of Yew, Tulip tree, Acer Capidoccium and the majestic Cedar of Lebanon – bring a timeless feeling to this part of the Eastern Pleasure Grounds.
This my favourite type of garden– great billows of colour, vast stretches of waving grasses and arching graceful stems all combine to great effect and allow one to peek through the tall fragile forms beckoning one to explore further. It is also the perfect place to allow my 2 and 3 year old boys to run wild, pushing themselves through the jungle of grasses that occasionally arch enticingly over the path. It is a perfect combination of colour, exploration and enchantment.
Click on the file below to read more about my fabulous visit and to see some fantastic photographs...