Eastleach House

Eastleach Martin

Cirencester

Gloucestershire

GL7 3NW

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The Rill Garden

 

This part of the garden was a rather mossy lawn until it was transformed in 1997.  Curving paths edged with box now run from corner to corner crossing the central rill over a clapper bridge.  The water falls over thirteen carved stone steps , each producing a different sound effect, down to a circular pond . 

There are three big borders on each side of the rill, planted with perennials in a colour wheel, which reach their full glory from July to September.  The back borders are planted with shrubs in the appropriate colours.

The focal point of the Rill Garden is the crescent of nine Sorbus aria lutescens at the bottom of the slope, which draws the eye to the view beyond.  At the top of the slope there are borders of irises (Iris germanica); once again planted in rainbow  colours.  These are at their best in May.