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Landscaping a Manor House in Devon
This house has commanding views over the Devon countryside but has a well sheltered woodland garden around the recently restored house. After 4 years of building work and a serious fire the borders around the house were badly impacted and full of stone and rubble.
Burncoose were asked to put together a large scale woodland garden with rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas as the main centrepiece. The desire was for a quick and immediate effect so everything was to be specimen sized from the outset. In addition extra large evergreen plants were to be used as a backdrop to give a more immediate effect and additional shelter.
In time these sacrifice plants will no longer be needed and can be removed.
The delivery required 3 separate lorries and simply placing out of the plants took most of the day. Part of the planting was at a new entrance at the bottom of the park a good half mile from the house. In a more windy location nearing the top of the hill a massive hydrangea hedge was created and more choice plants were used in the borders nearer the house.
Rabbits and deer will be a problem in this location but it is hoped that most of the plants are already large enough to escape serious damage.