Arley's Thyme to Retreat

The garden is designed to create a tranquil space which is devoid of technology and evokes an air of relaxation

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  • Inspiration has been drawn from Arley Hall & Gardens, mixing romantic country planting and traditional landscaping
  • The planting beds around the arbour have been raised to create an enclosed and intimate space
  • The path is made from reclaimed York stone cobbles, softened by herbs and alpine strawberries.

About the Garden

Arley's Thyme to Retreat is designed to provide a calm, tranquil and peaceful space, away from the hustle of busy everyday life and a space without techology. The pastel colour palette and use of scented flowers and herbs add to the sense of relaxation. Inspiration has been drawn from aspects of the gardens at Arley Hall & Gardens, with a mix of traditional landscaping and romantic country garden planting. The pathway of reclaimed York stone and cobbles is softened with herbs and alpine strawberries. The focal point is the arbour – the perfect place to sit back and relax.

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