The Willows may strike you as a scene from a country landscape painting. Perhaps not surprising to learn an artist lives here. The 1.3 hectare garden is a canvas for a collection of trees including wellingtonia, pin oaks, english oaks, weeping elms, tulip trees, chestnuts, maples, many with massive trunks framing views of lush lawns leading to a series of four ponds with waterfalls. The largest pond features a gravity-fed fountain, created twenty years ago by the owner.
The expansive open spaces are just part of this garden exhibition. You’ll find strategically placed seating around six garden rooms, including a tennis court and pergola, swimming pool and side garden, some with soft grass underfoot, others with brick paving and clipped box hedging providing an intimate setting for quiet reflection. Rhododendrons, camellias, roses and shrubs provide an artistic splash of colour. Throughout the garden quirky touches and artworks provide further inspiration.
Exhibition of paintings and cards for sale. www.janemcintosh.art.