Formal Garden Blog News

The Old Rose Garden

There are old photographs of the formal garden showing an area to the side of the Camellia house full of roses. As the trees grew the area became unsuitable for roses, and the plants slowly deteriorated and most were removed many years ago.

Friends of Wollaton Park planted the box hedges several years ago, and these are now developing into mature edging.

The Wednesday volunteer gardeners have been keeping the area tidy and last year or so, the front bed was planted with wildflowers last year.

This year, the side beds have also been planted with additional wildflowers. The central bed has been planted with Anenomies and other flowering plants that should also attract butterflies. The rear beds have been planted with approximately 50 Daliah plants. The few remaining roses have been replanted in the Long Border.

This approach should mean there is spring, summer and autumn colour returned to this area of the garden.