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The Secret Garden of Cerney House

Published on October 15th 2018
Cerney Garden has been described as the real-life ‘Secret Garden’. It has endless enchanting corners to investigate bringing out a captivated childlike energy in everyone that visits the walled gardens.
Different parts of the garden create intimacy. There are areas devoted to scent, a medicinal herb garden and a heritage vegetable garden to name a few. All through, the garden is interspersed with old varieties of roses.
A hidden view
The Ice house
Leaving the walled garden, perennial borders lead down to a pond and natural woodland with some interesting trees along the way like the uncommon Paulownia Tree.
A large Paulownia tomentosa tree in a park

Foxglove Tree

Paulownia tomentosa

Head Gardener, Sylvia has worked in this captivating garden for over 20 years. In the Candide audio tour, Sylvia describes all seasons of the garden; the winter flowers alongside spring roses. Whatever time of year you visit, you’ll hear about something of interest.

Remember if you’re visiting a garden this week you can check if there is an audio tour in the Places section of the Candide App to guide you around.

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