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Bog Garden

The Bog Garden was created in 1912 from an area of the Great Pond that has silted up over time. Until the 1980s the area was dominated by ferns and willows. However, it has been open since and today it has a large range of plants growing in the deep mud beside the streams.  bright beginning to the year withLysichiton americanus. An array of colourfulPrimula candelabra, Primula bulleyana and Primula beesiana start the Summer along with various Iris sibirica cultivars. The Hosta and Ferns centre stage through summer. The Astible and Rodgersia planted in huge swathes look truly remarkable. The Gunnera manicata which slowly gains momentum and arches all over The Bog Garden standing at 10ft high by the end of Summer. The water flowing through The Bog Garden is the end of the leat built by the monks over 850 years ago to bring water around the hill to power their mill.

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