The English Country Garden, located beside the main entrance gate, resembles the garden at a stately country estate in Britain. An oasis of green lawn is bordered by three large beds with trees, shrubs, bulbs and perennial flowers giving year round interest.
The long west bed has a palette of plants that run in sequence from hot reds through gold and yellow to c cool blues, creating a tapestry of colour among the three pyramid obelisks. The shady oak tree bed alongside the driveway has fragrant winter flowering shrubs, hellebores and spring bulbs. In early summer the burgundy leaves of ligularia are surrounded by a river of red astibe.
The lush sunny white bed has mounds of green and silver foliage with spires of white flowers. Ornamental grasses, peonies, cistus and romneya provide texture and fragrance. Cosmos and dahlias meander throughout, providing interest all summer. At either end of the bed are the tall, shimmering architectural leaves of the peanut butter plant, melianthus major.