Beech trees

We are proud of the aged, cut-leaf beech trees, Fagus sylvatica ‘Asplenifolia’ that stand tall and strong in the drive. In spring they are lacy and lime green. Later in the year they join in with autumn’s party of golds, ambers and rusts.




There are pools of bluebells, native and Spanish, in shady areas beneath the trees. They are left alone to set their seed and scatter it around naturally so that flowers are always increasing in numbers.




In sunny areas of the drive, dandelions thrive. We leave them to grow and multiply. Butterflies visit them, and honey bees from our hives in the garden rely on a good crop of dandelion flowers in April for nectar and pollen.