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Dragons

Chelmsford

A plantswoman's ¾ acre garden, planted to encourage wildlife. Sumptuous colour-themed borders with striking plant combinations, featuring specimen plants, fernery, clematis,and grasses. Meandering paths lead to ponds, patio, scree garden and small vegetable garden. Two summerhouses, one overlooking stream and farmland.
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    ‘Dragons’ is a country garden which, although not totally organic, is very much a wild life garden with chemicals used only sparingly. Four large compost heaps contain many mini-beasts and, at the last count, 200 grass snake hatchlings. Toads, frogs, moles, squirrels and many bird species are at home here. Choose one of the peaceful seating areas to observe their behaviour. You might even spy a kingfisher whilst gazing over the stream from the summerhouse to the fields beyond.The large colour-themed borders hold a wide variety of plants, both common and unusual as the owner is a ‘plantaholic’ and cannot pass a nursery without a visit. Plant combinations are always being tweaked and therefore look very different throughout the seasons. Butterflies, bees and dragonflies are actively encouraged.Clematis are a great favourite and clothe shrubs, trees and obelisks. In the shady areas ferns, cyclamen and other shade lovers abound. Bulbous plants pop up all year round, tulips and alliums being planted in numbers. The end of the year is not forgotten with asters of all shapes and sizes.Last but not least, there are always home grown plants to purchase.

    Click here to read The Garden Gate is Open blog on this garden

Dragons- Canceled

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Owner Information

Mrs Margot Grice
01245 248651
mandmdragons@tiscali.co.uk

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Dragons
Boyton Cross
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 4LS

3m W of Chelmsford.

More about Dragons

‘Dragons’ is a country garden which, although not totally organic, is very much a wild life garden with chemicals used only sparingly. Four large compost heaps contain many mini-beasts and, at the last count, 200 grass snake hatchlings. Toads, frogs, moles, squirrels and many bird species are at home here. Choose one of the peaceful seating areas to observe their behaviour. You might even spy a kingfisher whilst gazing over the stream from the summerhouse to the fields beyond.The large colour-themed borders hold a wide variety of plants, both common and unusual as the owner is a ‘plantaholic’ and cannot pass a nursery without a visit. Plant combinations are always being tweaked and therefore look very different throughout the seasons. Butterflies, bees and dragonflies are actively encouraged.Clematis are a great favourite and clothe shrubs, trees and obelisks. In the shady areas ferns, cyclamen and other shade lovers abound. Bulbous plants pop up all year round, tulips and alliums being planted in numbers. The end of the year is not forgotten with asters of all shapes and sizes.Last but not least, there are always home grown plants to purchase.

Click here to read The Garden Gate is Open blog on this garden

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