Hillsborough Castle

Walled garden at Hillsborough Castle, view over circular pool towards new visitor centre

Hillsborough Castle

The pavilion & circular pool, Walled Garden at Hillsborough Castle, June 2019.  Planted: hedging 2018; borders spring 2019

My own garden in West Somerset


An Irish pot, royal fern and loosely clipped box bushes

My own garden in West Somerset


A grove of hazels and pink purslane leading to a field gate

My own garden in West Somerset


Columbines, ferns and London Pride at the foot of a sunny wall

A Somerset garden


A recently planted garden in East Somerset

A Somerset garden

A recently planted garden in East Somerset

A garden in Hampstead – before (Sept ’18)

Hampstead garden (before – Sept ’18))

Hillsborough walled garden – (June ’15)


The walled garden in June 2015 – the old path layout and central pool remain but the original 18th & 19th C gardens have gone .

Hillsborough Castle – the Walled Garden – April ’19


The newly restored walled garden at Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland, opened by Prince Charles in April 2019 for HRP. Designed by Mark Lutyens and Catherine FitzGerald. The garden still has some growing to do before it looks its best …