The acre and a half garden here at Bramble Cottage has gradually evolved since the move to Norfolk in Dec 2012. With a south facing aspect on a slight slope, light loamy soil and a high water table and largely covered in overgrown brambles, nettles and rough pasture, it has been an exciting blank canvas to work on.
Within the garden I have tried to create distinct areas to enjoy. At the top end of the plot the Rose Garden has been planted with roses chosen specifically for colour and scent in combination with summer flowering plants such as lavender, salvia and scabious. From here a small orchard links to a generous vegetable plot with polytunnel and soft fruit. Towards the western end of the plot the Flower Garden is a main feature, filled with flowers from spring through to late autumn there is always something to see and enjoy through the season. At the far end of the Flower Garden is a newly planted Shrubbery, leading round to the Long Border filled with more flowering plants and shrubs and then, on the northern side of the plot, a group of large ash trees cast a dappled shade on the Woodland Garden set out with a meandering path through shrubs, woodland plants and flowers. Nearer to the house, the Exotic Garden is a new venture planted over the winter of 2017 to 2018 with hot colours of red, orange and yellow and large leaved tropical plants to form a lush screen around the terrace.
There is still a lot to do. Plans for this season include work on the natural pond to form a path and bog garden to increase wildlife within the garden and clearing an area adjacent to the Woodland Garden for a meadow to encourage more pollinating insects.
Visits to the Bramble Cottage Garden by small groups can be arranged by appointment and we welcome groups interested in photography and art. Bramble Cottage Garden is also open on dates throughout the season, please see our Bramble Flowers instagram account for details.
Bramble Flowers… for home grown beautiful blooms.