We visited Ravelin on Sunday, one of their National Garden Scheme open days. It is situated in the next village to us, Hanley castle. The description is from their NGS page.
“A ½ acre mature yet ever changing garden with a wide range of unusual plants full of colour and texture. Of interest to plant lovers and flower arrangers alike with views overlooking the fields and the Malvern hills.
Thought to be built on medieval clay works in the royal hunting forest. Small pottery pieces can be seen interspersed with sedum planting.
Designed to enable you to move through areas ranging from perennial and herbaceous planting, gravel, woodland and pond. Seating provides different views and experiences and the opportunity to appreciate the unusual plants collected by the owner.
Seasonal interest provided by a wide variety of hellebores, hardy geraniums, aconitums, heucharas, Michaelmas daisies, grasses and dahlias and a fifty-year-old silver pear tree complemented by self-seeding plants adding colour, vitality and encouraging wildlife.”
Below is a short video showing some of the garden during our visit. Please select Watch on YouTube then full screen on the video.
Cream teas were consumed and plants purchased!
They are next open on Sunday 3rd October 12-4pm.
6 thoughts on “Ravelin.”
Such a lovely outing! I loved the asters but the idea of a cream tea set me dreaming. Amelia
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It looks much bigger than half an acre, Brian!
I think it’s all the different areas Cathy and a skilful gardener and I did not photograph all of them, there is a lawn and a second gravel garden.
And it’s all relative, too, as people ask me if I have a big garden – to me it isn’t big, but to others it might be
Thanks for the tour Brian. It must have made for a most enjoyable visit. Did you come home with any more asters?