The English Garden Tour: Garden 10, Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex
Hay House is a lovely dutch-design looking cottage sitting on an acre of ground that is wheel-chair accessible. Here on Cuckfield Lane we are seeing a more architecturally diverse style of home. The modern use of the term, dutch design, is to indicate a broad gambrel roof with flaring eaves that extend over the long sides, resembling a barn in construction. The early houses built by settlers were often a single room, with additions added to either end (or short side) and very often a porch along both long sides. Typically, walls were made of stone and a chimney was located on one or both ends. Looking at the front of this cottage we indeed see the placement of two chimneys and the tell-tale gambrel roof. Following a sweep of lawn and a herbaceous border, with a large climbing pale, pink rose clinging to the cottage, we are invited to come look.
Following the drive around the house to a large, smooth, flat area in the back, we see it is perfect for a croquet match!
Here is the walkway into the garden at the back of the cottage.
There is a room on the back, adding an extension to the house, just as predicted!
Strolling along the flower beds I spy a tall, curly, woody, pod plant. What is that? Can one of my gardening friends tell me? It is extraordinary!
Here is the LIME and black combo we have seen in several gardens! I would love it in mine too!
Can anyone tell me what the pinky-purple star clusters are? Are they from the allum family?
The garden was surrounded by a huge, huge, well tended hedge! Look for it in other pictures of the garden too!
Love, love, love this color combo!
Here is a nice place to sit and watch the croquet match!
Every garden had a greenhouse of some kind!
This is another unusual plant to me. I thought at first it was made of wood! Those petals did look like sculptured wood, but it was a plant! What is it?
I could certainly while-away the hours here and write to my heart’s content in that room!!
Everything is so tidy in the vegetable beds!
A very tropical looking palm tree got my attention too! There were several plants that I had never seen before in this garden. If you can identify them for me I would very much appreciate it! Hay House was lovely and had so much to offer! I have been so impressed with the choice of gardens here in Warniglid! See you tomorrow in the garden!
One Response to “The English Garden Tour: Garden 10, Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex”
Such interesting cottages.