A description of Camers Garden
Camers is a plantsmans garden with a very wide range of shrubs, perennials and bulbs designed to provide year round interest. There is also an extensive collection of garden art.
Parterre Garden The parterre is on two levels set between old stone walls and overlooked from a stone summerhouse and flagstone terrace.
Formal Garden On the perimeter are mixed and herbaceous borders and some stone walls whilst a central mainly gravel area contains a water feature and some interesting statuary. A further water feature on a bank adjacent to the house mimics a natural stream.
Terraced Area There are steps leading west from the formal garden which gives views of the Severn bridges and the Welsh mountains beyond. The banks on the left have a red theme and on the right amongst other shrubs there is a good display of mop head hydrangeas.
Lower Bank and Shrubbery A substantial area of established shrubs and interspersed planting of perennials and grasses designed to maintain interest over a long period.
Prairie Bed A recently planted area where we have planned to avoid dead heading and create autumn and winter interest with the seed heads.
Hot Garden Extensive use of bold colours set off against a gravelled area give a tropical feel to this area throughout the summer. A triangular arbour overlooks views to the South through an avenue of fastigiate Hornbeams
Secret Garden A small private garden with many variegated shrubs surrounding and intriguing centrepiece.
Sunken Path A sunken path is gradually being developed to enable us to create a south facing alpine slope.
Grass Bed A bed entirely devoted to ornamental grasses.
Topiary Sea Waves formed by miniature box enclose a pea green boat complete with crew
White Garden A small area surrounded by beech hedges has entirely white flowers. The protected area accentuates the effect of the many scented species that have been selected for this garden.
Rainbow garden Another small area dominated by a fused glass feature is planted with spring bulbs, a collection of ferns and variegated hardy fuchsias.
Shade Garden A copse of silver birch has been under planted with snowdrops and bluebells. In the summer ferns take over and the sizeable collection of hydrangeas keep the area full of colour.
Japanese Garden A bamboo fence surrounds a small tea garden which includes all the traditional features of these historic gardens.
Bog Garden The garden generally is well drained and this area for damp loving plants was created using pond liners. The natural planting succeeds in providing colour interest throughout the spring and summer.
Millennium Wood The wood planted in 2000 provides shelter for the garden which was very exposed to South West winds. It consists mainly of native species with a few specimen plantings. The canopy is now forming and enabling us to commence developing snowdrops, bluebells and ferns within the wood. We maintain an extensive network of paths within this area.
Tunnel of Trees Some very established trees form a natural tunnel in the lower part of the garden, in the spring a mass of narcissi and bluebells bring the area to life.
Birch Walk A newly planted collection of birch with a wide range of coloured barks under planted with Maples, shrubs and spring bulbs.
Statuary There is an extensive collection of statuary; many of the statues are placed to accentuate the vistas which abound in the garden.
NEW - Blue Garden A small enclosed garden with a series of wood construction hexagonal raised beds and a raised hexagonal pond. All the woodwork is stained a vivid cobalt blue. The beds are planted with herbs known to have medicinal properties
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