Dozens of Grayshott Gardeners turned up to visit this delightful garden owned by Rod Burn and his wife Pamela on Wednesday evening, and, after a brief introduction by Rod, went on to explore the many different “rooms” and vistas. Rod professes to be “and artist, not an gardener”, and there are indeed many enchanting and captivating creations catching a visitor’s imagination as they wander in and out of the herb garden, knot garden, Japanese garden, the floral area, and wider afield down to the river.
His professional skills as an engineer are evident from the quirky tree house and other constructions in wood and metal (actually, chicken wire) and even plants: sculpted hedges and surprises abound, and the cloud topiary is truly a marvel. It doesn’t stop there: paintings and the brilliant colours of his fused glass art are exhibited in the studio and around the workshop.
Words and a few photos cannot do justice to all that this garden offers; fortunately, Rod and Pamela open their garden to visitors under the National Open Garden Scheme nags.org.uk for anyone who missed this visit, or would like to repeat it. More information can also be found at http://tilfordcottagegarden.co.uk