The Woodland Garden

Woodland Gardens are entered from the Japanese garden. The east gate leads to the Eastern Woodlands. It was envisaged as a blend of regular perennials and shrubs, as well as wild flowers, in a woodland setting, a blend of two divides; it has not really worked. Many of the perennials including aggressive growers did not survive in the woodland. In addition, deer and rabbits have cleared the shrubs, including a row of seven standard Pee Gee hydrangeas now replaced with an Oriental statue display. A planting of seven Ninebark, several Lilacs and 2 Golden Forsythia planted have all perished due to the animals. Between 2018 and 2020, as a special feature, over 125 different varieties of Daylillies were planted. They combine with the flowering wild flowers to give a colourful display in the late summer and early fall. In contrast, the Western Woodlands, approached from the north gate in the Japanese Garden, was left in its naturalistic setting except for the grassy pathways meandering through the dominant cedar growth. Weather permitting Trevor walked the Woodlands almost daily, often twice a day, accompanied by the then-resident dog: Mr. Wedgie (a female), Ricky, Stranger and Butch. The woodland walk veered off the grassy pathway and into the wild and untamed area where the dogs enjoyed thrashing through the undergrowth. With the exception of the creek, this was the dearest and favourite part of the property to Trevor, hence it now forms a fitting memorial.

Woodland Garden

7 Beds - devoted to Daylillies and wild flowers

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