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Broughton Grange

Created by Tom Stuart-Smith back in 2000 this now maturing garden reaches its zenith. The walled garden is the spring showcase, with magnificent tulips most surprisingly lighting up the unusual parterre.


Oxfordshire, UK

GAP Photos/Clive Nichols/Stephen Hester/Tom Stuart-Smith

Feature No:   3635 

Qty of Images:    83 


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The parterre extends along the lower terrace, beneath he walled gardens pools and walkways, Arched walkways of beech frame on end and below misshapen topiary yews fall away sown the sloping lawns. The centre piece of the stunning spring garden is the tulip filled parterre. The parterre, an unusual low, organic and moulded design replaces the cell structure, 6,000 times magnified, of beech, oak and ash trees which reside elsewhere in the garden. . The parterre is stuffed with over 4,000 tulips, 12-15 varieties selected for colour and form each is systematically placed with its colourful neighbours in mind. The display changes each year but several varieties return each year; vibrant Tulipa ‘Helman’ a firm favourite of Head Gardener Andrew Woodhall. Whilst they stay true to the original Tom Stuart Smith design they play with colourful amendments in the tulip parterre.



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