I recently visited my first open garden of the season, the Georgian West Lodge in the nearby town of Aylsham. Recent cold weather had resulted in many bulbs not yet being open, but the overall layout and different features of this 9 acre garden were a delight to walk around.

Lawns, splendid mature trees, a rose garden, well-stocked herbaceous borders, an ornamental pond, magnificent 2.5 acre C19 walled kitchen garden (maintained as such) meant that there was plenty to look at. I hope to return in high summer to see more of these features at their best.


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