Our first visit last Sunday was to the garden at Walton Poor House. Described by NGS Open Gardens as a,
“Tranquil, almost secretive, 4 acre mostly wooded garden in North Downs AONB, planted to show contrast between colourful shrubs and mature trees. Paths wind through garden to pond, hideaway dell and herb garden, planted to show the use of aromatic plants and shrubs. Specialist nursery with wide variety of herbs, shrubs and aromatic plants.”
That’s exactly what we found in our visit. The surprise was how much the Surrey Hills are a quiet, undisturbed part of England. We though we had a good knowledge of Surrey, and were genuinely surprised by the number of narrow, single track, and occasionally dark lanes. Such a contrast from living near a motorway.
Enough, here’s my brief photo report on our visit.