The white border is 33 metres in length and runs along the base of the castle’s east-facing mantle wall. It catches the first rays of morning sunshine throughout the year.
It was planted 30 years ago in the style of an Edwardian herbaceous border with tall plants close to the back wall and lower growing perennials beside the grass path.
Shades of ecclesiastical purple mingle with silvers and white. At dusk, pale and luminous clouds of Crambe cordifolia and sweet rocket stand out against the sandstone backdrop.
It will be replanted 2020, using the same colour scheme but with a more contemporary layout. Two garden benches, nestling on bays of sandstone amidst the plants are included in the design.