The English Country Garden, inside the entrance gate to Government House, is like that found at a British stately mansion or castle in the country.  A large expanse of green lawn is surrounded by three main beds.  The long West Bed, backed by the green yew hedge, has mixed herbaceous plants with gradations of colour and proportion: from blues, to yellows, gold, pinks and reds.  The airy, informal White Bed has green and silver foliage pierced with tall white flowers.  In the shady Garry Oak Bed, along the driveway, contrasting leaf forms and textures dominate.
While blooms are stunning from June to October, trees, shrubs, bulbs and perennials have interest, and often fragrance, throughout the year.