Pic supplied by Portmeirion Palace Hotel, Rhyl in the early 20th century: a popular dance |venue in the 1960s and 70s, but by 2005 it was very run down The Tudor-style knot garden
at Bodysgallen Hall, pictured in |May 1990 Bryn Bras castle, Llanrug, run as a residential hotel went under auction in |November 1990, but failed to make its reserve price The famous chain bridge and the Chain Bridge Hotel at Llangollen, pictured |in June 1956 The iconic Hotel 70 degrees in Old Colwyn, which was a landmark in the days before the Expressway.
They would be ideal for a knot garden
, the kind of garden that has narrow rows of dense, low-growing plants patterned into a two-dimensional design.
You can enjoy a stroll round the knot garden
afterwards to admire the amazing topiary, watch lambs in the field next door, or play croquet.
Topiary from pounds 24.95 (www.plantmenow.co.uk, 01675 442551) GRAND DESIGNS Geometric patterns look great when viewed from upstairs so consider making shapely flowerbeds or turn a lawn into an easy care, ground-hugging knot garden
or parterre design.
I feel sure that Shakespeare would have said, "And so with your garden!" Specifically select the plants that appeal to you, and then divide or intersperse them using roses, boxwoods, or other dividing plants appropriate to a Shakespeare Knot Garden
, such as the Lavender munstead (Lavendula angustifolia "Munstead") and Blue Beauty rue (Ruta graveolens "Blue Beauty.")
Walking down to the pool and lake, guests pass through the pool parterre garden and what the homeowners call the "white garden walk," which leads to a larger parterre and knot garden
. From there, it's an easy jaunt to the crab apple allee.
A further trench will explore the area thought to have been his pantry and brewery, and one quarter of the 19th Century knot garden
will be dug - into what would have been Shakespeare's backyards.
Students planting the new knot garden
at the Welsh College of Horticulture as part of the Level 3 Horticulture course
This knot garden
is a square area that is divided into a series of compartments by low box hedges.
The perfectly aligned rows of the past have been replaced by weaving knot garden
Of particular interest, he relates More's famous wit to the symbolism of the popular knot garden
and speculates on the dual uses of the gardens as somber places of private reflection as well as dangerous places of political/religious interrogation.
Its cooling pool and fountain overlook the sunken Knot Garden
, named for the intricate pattern into which chains of dwarf evergreen Japanese holly, juniper, and arborvitae have been woven.