This garden is inspirational for any creative, painter or gardener!
Vanessa has some prints for sale of mine so if you would like to see the work just visit the gardens at Stillingfleet near York… and do have a piece of delicious homemade cake in the wonderful cafe in the courtyard barn. I think there are a few more prints waiting for a space on the wall so please do ask.
Wandering through Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens is a journey through one woman’s passion for plants.
Daring displays of shady vegetation and inspiring plant combinations emphasise texture and shape as you weave through the series of gardens creating this haven of tranquillity.
The contrasting sections appeal to gardeners and non gardeners alike. Neat hedges, lawns and the formal rill garden are balanced by prolific borders, wandering guinea fowl, rare breeds of poultry, the charming pond and wildflower meadow.
Big enough to spend an hour or two exploring, Stillingfleet still feels like an intimate secret garden.
Well placed seats capture exciting views where you can enjoy quiet contemplation.
Homemade cakes and refreshing teas within the pretty courtyard are a must for every visitor as is a visit to the nursery allowing you to take home a piece of Stillingfleet for your own garden.