The garden is divided into three parts each with its own feel and all taking advantage of the basic low-lying topography and proximity to water. It has interesting shapes, topiary and carefully designed and positioned brick and flint structures, with several tricks and follies. The first part is the most developed and complex containing a number of separate ‘rooms’ or areas. Curves predominate. Areas are linked by shady woodland paths. Scattered throughout are unique structures including an eerie grotto, a ruined tower with an altar, a stainless steel 7-metre spire and white statues. Among the several water features one in the walled formal area is dark grey and beige running with blue-black water in the pool and fountain.
The second part encompasses water meadows with trees, ponds, a rill, bridges and a range of fascinating sculptures. The final area, the most recent, dates from 1966 when 300 poplar trees were felled.
This is an exceptional garden with an intriguing and sometimes dark humour about it