My Favourite Part of the Garden… by the Hever Castle Gardeners

Italian Garden - Hever Castle
April 16 2015 | Garden What's on

As part of National Gardening Week, we took the opportunity to chat to some of our hard working gardeners to find out about their favourite parts of the award winning Hever Castle gardens. As well as the stunning Italian Garden, there were mentions of the Rose Garden, the Lake and the ‘Splashes’ area at the end of Anne Boleyn’s walk. We invite you to explore these beautiful areas and to let us know which your favourite area of the garden is.

“My favourite part of the Hever Castle garden is…”

… The Main Rose Garden

“It takes a lot of hard work to maintain the Rose Garden to such a high standard, but we get a great reward in June when everything comes into flower for the first flush. With attention to detail on dead heading, this will continue until October.” – Ian

Hever Castle Rose Garden

… The Lake

“The view across the Lake from the mound at the Pavilion Restaurant on a sunny day is a beautiful sight. The reflections of the red Japanese Tea House along with the various trees of different shapes, sizes and shades of green combine with the blue sky to create a wonderful scene.” – Janice

Hever Castle Lake

… The Splashes Area at the end of Anne Boleyn’s Walk

“It’s an area that we’ve restored over the last five years and planted up with plants that have been mostly recycled from other parts of the garden, such as Gunnera which can achieve a height of around 12ft. I like the way the garden meets the wider countryside at this point and it is very peaceful.” – Steve

'Splashes' Area of Hever Castle

… The Italian Garden

“I love the formality and straight lines, and the Mediterranean style planting has a wonderful feeling of lifting you off to warmer climates.” – Neil (Head Gardener)

“There are so many different plants to look at with year round interest. The Pompeiian Wall has some great bedding displays in both summer and winter. The Sunken Garden is a wonderful area to sit and relax surrounded by unusual and interesting planting.” – Emma

“The Pompeiian Wall is like a smaller version of Chelsea Flower Show. Each bay is a different, separate garden with its own unique charm. The statues and artefacts add amazing historic interest and atmosphere to the Italian Garden at any time of the year. There are interesting planting schemes throughout both the Italian Garden and the hidden Sunken Garden come spring and summer.” – Donna

The Italian Garden - Hever Castle

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