The Sunken Garden

The Sunken Garden is a small paved pathway leading off the Main Lawn to the West. It is a beautiful example of how flowers, particularly azaleas, can mix colours in the most outrageous way – oranges, varying shades of purples and pinks, dark reds and scarlets – all blending together to give a unexpected sense of unity as well as an outstanding view of Stody Lodge. The azaleas were pruned back in 2017 to reveal a stone semi-circle which is mirrored on the other side of the path. New gravel has been put down as well as a bench in memory of Claude Hopper who worked in these gardens for 60 years.