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Littlethorpe Manor

Under the custodianship of Eddie Harland, Littlethorpe Manor garden has been designed and developed to reflect the owner’s desire to relate the four seasons to the circle of life


Season:
Winter


Location:
North Yorkshire, UK


Credits:
GAP Photos/Richard Bloom - Owner: Mrs Thackray - Design & Head Gardener: Eddie Harland


Feature No:   4321 

Qty of Images:    90 

 



 
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Synopsis
Littlethorpe Manor is an 18th century Manor house sitting within 11 acres on the bank of the Ripon canal in North Yorkshire. Comprising of 7 acres of sweeping majestic park land and 4 acres of formal garden surrounding the house. Under the custodianship of Eddie Harland, the garden has been designed and developed to reflect the owner’s desire to relate the four seasons to the circle of life. Hence the circular features that are a repeated theme throughout the garden and especially in the formal garden and parterre close to the house. The Winter garden was created in 2008, the focal point of which is a Blue Vase and bench sitting within a copse of striking white barked Himalayan Birch. Paths and beech hedging radiate out from this central copse carving up the Winter garden into sections. Blocks of vivid red, orange and lime green are provided by several varieties of Cornus. The ground is a kaleidoscope of colour through the planting of Bergenias, Luzula, Erica and Hellebores. These sections are punctuated with brightly coloured highly scented Hamamelis and Daphne. With grasses and seed heads remaining from the summer season left uncut for their winter textures and form. The Winter gardens at Littlethorpe Manor have succeeded in showing what can be achieved in the dark winter months by selecting perennials, shrubs and trees that extend their usefulness beyond their flowering season combined with plants selected for their winter colour and form.

 

 

 
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