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Encore, A Music Lovers Garden

Designed by Paul Martin, this garden has been Inspired by his love of classical music and in particular appreciation of Handles "Water Music" which was commissioned by King George I and had its debut on the Thames. The team have endeavoured to create a garden that includes an area for the performance and enjoyment of music in a garden setting.

Vestra Weath Encore, A Music Lovers Garden

The garden has a slow meandering path which flows through planting, trees and large sandstone rocks. Alongside the path is a rill which drops into the sunken area and pool beneath. The sandstone steps descend into the lower area with blocks of sandstone as seating to enjoy the occasional musician after supper. A mini amphitheatre made of cut sandstone will be the home to various musical artist throughout the show. 

Vestra Weath Encore, A Music Lovers Garden

Sandstone is used in the garden to show where nature has been tamed with both the natural rock and the cut version used for steps and seating. A rill follows the course of the meandering path mimicking the Thames as it heads towards Hampton Court Palace. Seatings, steps and hedging have all been designed in a curve similar to the amphitheatres of bygone days.

Vestra Weath Encore, A Music Lovers Garden

Large multi-stemmed trees give some scale and shade as you walk through the garden. A curved hedge mirrors the shape of the path, large Taxus Domes nestle in between the herbaceous planting and the large sandstone rocks, drifts of grasses add movement to this tranquil garden. Shade loving plants under the trees and in shady areas. The planting becomes more sun loving with herbs in between the sandstone steps.

Vestra Weath Encore, A Music Lovers Garden

 

Plant List

Hosta 'Frances Williams'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Verbena bonariensis
Rosa 'Buff Beauty'
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
Digitalis ferruginea
Perovskia 'Blue Spire'
Hedera helix subsp. hibernica
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Foeniculum vulgare
Darmera peltata
Epimedium x youngianum 'Niveum'
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'
Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz'
Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans
Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'
Cephalaria gigantea
Cornus canadensis
Pachysandra terminalis
Rosa 'Prosperity'
Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu'
Rosa 'Yvonne Rabier'
Alchemilla erythropoda
Epimedium x rubrum
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Lilium martagon
Gillenia trifoliata
Sorbaria sorbifolia
Gypsophila cerastioides
Ammi majus
Alchemilla mollis 'Thriller'
Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'
Sagina subulata
Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'
Pratia pedunculata 'County Park'
Pilosella aurantiaca
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'
Equisetum ramosissimum var. japonicum
Hosta 'Devon Green'
Verbascum bombyciferum
Erigeron 'Profusion'
Rosmarinus officinalis (Prostratus Group) 'Capri'
Orlaya grandiflora
Pennisetum alopecuroides
Astilbe 'Bumalda' (x arendsii)
Thymus pseudolanuginosus
Deschampsia cespitosa
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'
Hakonechloa macra
Iris sibirica 'Dreaming Yellow'
Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'
Ammi visnaga
Rodgersia pinnata 'Elegans'
Romneya coulteri 'White Cloud'
Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart'
Agapanthus 'Silver Baby'
Rhodanthemum 'Casablanca' (Atlas Daisy Series)
Hemerocallis citrina
Aruncus dioicus 'Zweiweltenkind'