Herbaceous Border

A 70ft long and 8ft deep herbaceous border

Having passed through the yew arches at the eastern end of the lower terrace the visitor is presented with the spectacular view across the lake to the temple in the far distance.

Turning left towards the north, the path runs parallel to the Dowager Terrace. Originally an eight foot grass verge separated the path from the terrace wall. Six years ago Rosie Abel Smith our Garden Consultant with David Glass our Head Gardener and his small team planted an herbaceous border along the whole length. This stunning border divided into bays radiates colour from spring through to the first winter frosts.