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Rhododendrons, Hydrangeas Kitchen Garden
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There is something of interest for everyone in the garden at Belmont; a mixture of formal and informal, herbaceous, woodland, fruit and vegetable.
The front lawns contain a selection of specimen trees including London Plane, Weeping Ash, Tulip Tree and a Handkerchief Tree.
The Walled Garden to the rear of the stable yard is an intimate enclosed garden with long borders containing an abundance of annuals and periennials. At the far end of the garden is a rectangular pond and rock garden, planted for both spring and summer colours.
In 2001, the Kitchen Garden was restored to a design by the renowned Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd. The resulting design encompasses a part-productive, part ornamental theme and the garden is filled with trained fruit, flowers, vegetables, flowering trees, lawns and water. Although true to the design, it was the Belmont garden staff who, in under 18 months, turned her brief in to reality u2013 introducing new gravel paths, box hedges, metal fruit arches, an ornamental pond, twelve hop arbours and a semi-circular pleached hedge of pyrus chanticleer u2013 whilst also providing home for the original sun dial which is contemporary to the original house.
Beyond the walls of the kitchen garden is a circular herb garden planted to a u2018mandalau2019 pattern as a reminder of the Harris Familyu2019s connection with India.
The layout of the grounds at Belmont largely date from the 1790s and form part of the Colonel Montresoru2019s remodelling of the Park, although the planting has been altered and added to by different generations of the Harris Family over the past two centuries.