Looking Good Now – Woven Sculptures and Winter Habitats

Tue November 21st, 2017

Just when we thought we’d seen everything, our talented horticultural team have surprised us with a set of beautiful willow-worked sculptures of fruit and vegetables in the Lower Garden. Head down to the Plants that Changed the World beds to see their creations, including carrots, cherries, and a sunflower!

At first glance the Merton Border in the Lower Garden might seem untidy, but this sustainable border is being left to die back naturally for a reason: it makes a wonderful habitat for small birds and mammals throughout the winter – providing both shelter and a source of food. Look out for wrens, blue tits, and blackbirds. And, when you look closely, what at first glance might seem dull is really a wonderful array of botanical shape and structure: the skeletons and scaffolding of summer’s glory.

In the Walled Garden there are spots of floral interest such as Tulbaghia violacea and Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus.