An Eye on Combermere

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Inspired by the six-acre restored walled gardens at Combermere Abbey, the garden highlights the unique fruit tree maze with five distinct areas representing the symbolic five petal fruit design of the maze pathways.

The arbour, a shelter created from estate timber is positioned at one end of the garden. Four individually
colour-themed beds mirror existing plantings inspired by a painter’s palette, and framed by pyramids and buttresses of wild yew grown in the estate’s woods. These surround the ‘apple of the eye’ sculpture. Phil Tatler and the team have translated and updated Peter Beckett’s original concept of rooms featuring dedicated areas and colour palettes, which ensure continuous movement and interest in each of the three walled gardens throughout the growing season.

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