The Arbour

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The arbour is used to display climbing plants, many of which would have been popular in Shakespeare’s day. The planting takes its inspiration from a Midsummer Night’s Dream:

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows

Where oxslips and the nodding violet grows

Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine

With sweet musk roses and eglantine.”


100_7781Plant list

Botanical Name Common Names
Rosa canina inermis Dog rose
Rosa eglanteria syn: Rosa rubiginosa Sweet briar. Eglantine rose
Rosa moschata Musk rose
Rosa multiflora
Humulus lupulus Hop

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