The grand, almost church like proportions of the room with its charming doors, windows and lofty roof space, give it a slightly theatrical feel, being full of possibilities for entertaining. The roof is entirely glazed with opening vents to allow for a free flow of air and the large flag stones lay over an under floor heating system. The design of the side walls with windows and doors gives a fair amount of shade to this space. Our considerations before planting this orangery included how best to show off it’s great height and to plant both sun loving and shade tolerant species in positions where they would look beautiful and thrive.
The day to day watering, feeding and tidying is carried out by the owners and their garden help and this works well as most of the species are fairly easy to care for. Fleur de Lys undertakes the specialist pruning and training required to keep this collection in top condition.