Garden plans stepped up by National Trust

The National Trust has announced a string of garden projects that it is planning for next year.

Greenway in Devon ©National Trust Images/James Dobson
Greenway in Devon ©National Trust Images/James Dobson

At Greenway in Devon, staff are restoring three original footpaths that are not usable at present to allow easier access to parts of the garden. The hot border in the top garden is planned to be rejuvenated by lifting and splitting many of the herbaceous plants and the Vinery is also going to be replanted.

At Clumber in Nottinghamshire, the East Range of the Long Range Glasshouse has been restored this year and planted with tulips.

At Mount Stewart in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, the staff have begun a tree fern and fern project in which they will be building bridges and planting 100 Dicksonia antarctica.

This October, the artist Terry Dorrian installed a galvanised wire statue, 5m high of a Formorian - a half human, half demon - in the Shamrock Garden.

At Dyrham Park in Gloucestershire, the National Trust is opening 0.8ha of woodland in spring 2015 that was previously closed to the public.

The site was part of its late 17th century landscape garden. The Old Terraces area was one of William Blathwait's first additions to the garden in the late 1600s and his favourite haunt. Staff are conserving the area, installing paths, repairing walls and clearing scrub.

At The Weir Garden in Herefordshire, the kitchen garden is undergoing restoration with work continuing into 2015.


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