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The Garden

The Manor House garden extends over three acres and enjoys a sheltered location created by the dividing walls of mellow brick. These originally formed the boundaries of the 18th century farmstead. In 1947 Lord & Lady Deramore had the vision to create a garden incorporating the Old Granary and Estate Office adjacent to the charming 18th century house.In 1968 George Smith and Brian Withill took up residence and extended these individual gardens enhancing their character. The visitor is free to explore colour themed borders featuring a vast collection of hardy perennials .Separate gardens include the old orchard, walled white garden, two ponds, gravel garden and many enticing corners such as the Mediterranean garden. Tea and biscuits may be enjoyed in the arched loggia once the old cart shed. Above this is the lecture theatre converted from the Old Granary. Hostas are a speciality in particular the much admired Hosta George Smith a natural sport of H. Siboldiana `Elegans`registered by the Hosta & Hemerocallis Society in 1983. George Smith is proud to be one of their two vice presidents. Many visitors return on a anual basis and nearly all wish they could have lingered longer as their is so much to enjoy.

Plants of Special Interest

Hosta ‘George Smith’ registered by the British Hosta & Hemerocallis Society in 1983. Astrantia ‘George’s Form’ – propagated and distributed by Howard Nurseries, Wortham, Diss, Norfolk. Iris germanica ‘George Smith’ -with smokey gold and grey flowers of great distinction bred by Dr. Bianco Augusto of Gabiano, Italy.These are available in limited quantities together with a wide variety of choice herbaceous perennials especially hostas and ferns.