An Introduction by Xa Tollemache

"I was asked to remodel the southern walled garden in 1998. It was deeply conventional with it's traditional planting but it lacked proper structure and was rather run down and uninspiring.


We installed garden 'rooms' within, each providing a different service and personality yet not distracting from the wonderful feeling of space. We retained the tradition of growing a little veg, some fruit and flowers in a traditional design.


At that time the owners were very enthusiastic but without horticultural knowledge. It was so exciting to see their growing interest and expertise and to see the garden expand and grow under their care and attention and the constant improvement that a knowledgeable and passionate team of gardeners have achieved."

Xa Tollemache,  February 2018.