There are espaliered medlar, quince and pear trees amongst yew topiary that leads into a splendid white border garden. A gate in the white garden wall leads into the enchanting Secret Garden with curving herbaceous borders, serpentine paths and riotous displays of colour in July and August.
The visitor then walks out of the Secret Garden towards the new arboretum, created by the current Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. They have reinstated a beech avenue which was originally planted by Robert Herbert in the 1730’s. Different sorts of oaks, beech and crab apples have been planted along with lilacs, philadelphus and daffodils and narcissi for the spring.” (photos and copy from the web site of Highclere Castle)
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