In search of a garden with a difference? This Sunday we are opening the gardens of The Barn, Westleton, IP17 3AN in aid of the Red Cross. The 13.5 acre garden to the rear of The Barn is the amazing creation of my father in law, Amédée Turner, over the last 50 years. It is a garden full of eccentricity – including a life-size Mycenaean Palace, a replica of the original stonehenge – the Blue Stone Circle – made from lift doors from a former ICI building, earth mounds covered in oxeye daisies, a cocktail garden and an open air chapel with a memorial cross made from girders from the Twin Towers in New York – want to know why – come and find out! This is a garden like no other – there are no formal beds and borders – but plenty of areas and ideas to explore and delight!
The family front garden of the Barn is rather tame by comparison (designed by me) but it does have some plants – it was featured on the front cover of the English Garden Magazine in June (see media page and the portfolio section of the website `Two gardens in One’).