South Garden – Grasses Parterre
I used the local Tithe Map of 1841 as the basis for a pattern of hedges in box on one slope of this valley. This created miniature fields which we’ve filled with ornamental grasses – in tribute to both the history of the landscape and to the present views of farmland beyond the garden.
It is also, of course, a new kind of parterre – and ornamental grasses are an ideal filling for any parterre, as many of them look their best in blocks.
It also has the essential virtue of being a low, flat planting, so it doesn’t obscure the view over the Veddw valley.
And a view across the top garden too –
And the grasses are just beautiful!