Loch Leven has evolved over 30 years. On arrival you notice the distinct areas of well clipped hedges, giving shelter as well as definition, formality and structure to the garden. Throughout the garden large perennial borders are filled with a rich array of plants including roses, rhododendrons, viburnums, perennials, hostas, irises, perennials and peonies. You’ll see deciduous trees planted throughout the large lawn and garden to give shade. A dry-stone wall garden has been planted with silver and grey plants. Native areas add another dimension and have been used cleverly with rocks and wire art. As well as the decorative areas you’ll notice the garden includes raised potager beds which keep the owners in vegetables for many months of the year. An orchard with espaliered fruit trees is attractive as well as productive. A new white garden is planted with viburnums, hydrangeas, roses, rhododendrons, hostas, philadulphus, choysia and many white flowering perennials. The owner’s passion for plants can be seen by the wide selection of plants she propagates and sells in the nursery.
John and Lynda van Beek selling garden art sculptures made from recycled fencing wire. www.wireart.co.nz
Cost:Free with admission