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Oulton Hall Garden Visit on 1st June 2014

"What on earth is that plant - the leaves look like rhubarb!!" Such was the response prompted by the dramatic planting at Oulton Hall during our visit on 1st June. There was no kitchen garden, very few roses and no herbaceous border à la Gertrude Jeykell. But what a garden; huge acanthus leaves, hostas up to your waist and original planting at every turn. Tea was taken surrounded by branches covered with the eye catching white flowers of Cornus kousa to provide much needed shade. This was a garden visit to remember.