Railway Garden

We also have a garden railway on the middle terrace. Built by David and my youngest son Daniel from 2018 onwards. This raised railway forms a figure of eight at different heights. The 16mm narrow guage railway runs every second Sunday through summer, the timetable can be found on the events page.

In 2020 during lockdown David couldn’t work so he came in and dug over the two borders around the railway and on the other side of the grass path. These are planted up with lots of new plants to provide year round interest. The design leans towards a prairie theme with lots of late summer perennials and grasses.

The Railway Border Shade Corner

Aconitum 'Stainless Steel'

Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. Neapolitanum

Actaea ‘Pritchards Variety

Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'

Allium moly

Aster (Symphyotrichum) 'Little Carlow'


Aster divaricatus (Eurybia divaricata)


Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'


Eupatorium maculatum 'Purple Bush'


Geranium Phaeum 'Album'


Geum rivale 'Leonard's Variety'


Helleborus foetidus


Hosta 'Krossa Regal'


Hosta tardiana 'Halcyon’


Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne'


Narcissus 'Februry Gold'


Nothofagus antartica


Osmunda regalis


Verbascum chaixii 'Album'


The Big Border

Acanthus spinosus Spinosissimus Group


Achillea 'Bahama'


Achillea 'Coronation Gold'     


Achillea filipendulina 'Parker's Variety'


Aconitum 'Sparks Variety'


Actaea 'Pink Spike’


Allium cernuum


Allium lustitanicum


Amsonia hubrichtii


Amsonia tabernaemontana


Aquilegia 'Chocolate Soldier'


Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'


Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate'


Aster (Symphyotrichum) novae-angliae 'Herbstschnee'    


Aster (Symphyotrichum) novi-belgii 'Coombe Fishacre'


Astrantia major 'Buckland’


Baptisa australis


Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Avalanche'


Campanula takesmana


Centaurea 'Jordy'


Centaurea (Stemmacantha centaureoides) 'Pulchra Major'


Cephalaria gigantea


Colchicum autumnale ‘Album’


Deschampsia cespitosa 'Coral Cloud'  


Deschampsia cespitosa 'Tauträger'


Echinacea 'Glade Purple'


Echinacea purpurea 'Brilliant Star'


Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’


Euphorbia polychroma


Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'     

 

Helenium 'Ragamuffin'       


Liatris pynostachys


Miscanthus sinensis 'Sarabande'


Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfedder’


Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'


Ornithogalum umbellatum


Paeonia tree


Patrinia scabiosifolia


Persicaria polymorpha


Rudbeckia maxima


Rudbeckia triloba


Sedum 'Red Cauli'


Silphium laciniatum


Stipa tenuissima


Telekia speciosa


Valeriana alliariifolia


Verbena hastata 'White Spires'












The Railway Border

Acaena caesiiglaucaAcaena inermis 'Purpurea'


Acaena tesca


Allium christophii


Aquilegia Gold      

  

Aquilegia Long Spur mix


Aquilegia 'Volcano'


Asphodelus ramosus


Astrantia 'Atomic Sunburst'


Blechnum penna-marina


Carex Greyii


Clematis integrifolia


Clematis recta


Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'


Coreopsis grandiflora 'Golden Globe'


Deschampsia cespitosa 'Garnet Schist'


Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern'


Echinacea 'White Swan'


Euphorbia cyparissias


Galtonia viridiflora


Geranium pratense var. pratense f. albiflorum 'Silver Queen'


Helenium 'Chelsey'       


Iris ‘Gerald Darby’


Iris chrysographes 'Black Knight'


Leptinella potentillina


Narcissus 'Tete a Tete'


Peltoboykinia watanabei


Penstemon serrulatus


Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Betty Brandt'


Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'


Sanguisorba ‘Stand up Comedian’


Selinum wallichianum


Yellow bamboo