The nodding bell shaped flowers of Fritillaria meleagris are unmistakeable for their snake skin markings. This British wild flower bulb is now protected and rarely seen in its native meadows, but will always attract attention in a woodland garden, rockery, or naturalised in grass.
Richmond House, Clare, Suffolk ............ Romantic walled garden with emphasis on scented plants. Pleached-tree-framed steps lead to formal ‘new perennial’ parterre; Med. terrace by swimming pool; informal garden area with species roses, peonies and spring bulbs; mini meadow; vegetable/cutting garden, chickens, trained fruit trees, greenhouse; tulips; dahlias; hellebore/fern path. Over 40 small-flowered clematis and 50+ roses. Garden open to public in May under National Gardens Scheme
Camassia leichtlinii Alba Camassia leichtlinii Alba is a statuesque late-spring flowering bulb with spires of creamy-white flowers which last for ages. One of the most tolerant and long-lived bulbs you can grow. They're ideal for being happy in sun or light shade, for naturalising.
Winter Garden - Anglesey Abby. The Winter Garden is a recent addition to the Abbey’s 120 acre site. It was designed by John Sales for the centenary of the first Lord Fairhaven, and created by the then-head gardener, Richard Ayres. Over the following 12 years, his successor Richard Todd developed the garden, along with seven gardeners and 25 volunteers.