North Northumberland – hidden Britain at its best
- 6 October 2020
- Travel Guide
7 top attractions in North Northumberland, by Post Office House
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The garden at Manor House Farm is something to experience. Open every year as part of the National Garden Scheme, it has received the Conservation Award and numerous other accolades and it’s easy to see why.
Covering four acres, the garden offers a series of different spaces which surround the wisteria-covered house on three sides.
You might almost think of the garden as a set of rooms. A fragrant tunnel of roses leads away from the house and transforms into a pleached lime walk beyond. There’s a formal quadrant that’s balanced by a vegetable parterre. A highlight is the unusual walled ‘Taj garden’, complete with formal carp pond, old fashioned roses and tree peonies. In another area a small arboretum has been planted with unusual specimen trees, while in another part a ‘hot’ gravel garden has been created.
Beyond the formal gardens are Libby’s hens and guinea fowl as well as Robin’s unusual pair of rhea, who share a paddock with a small group of Formosan Sika Deer.
But then you’re onto the farm itself.