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The Old Vicarage, Burley

Nr Oakham

Country garden, planted for year round interest, incl a walled garden (with vine house) producing fruit, herbs, vegetables and cut flowers. Formal lawns and borders, lime walk, rose gardens and a rill with an avenue of standard wisteria. Wildlife garden with pond, 2 orchards and mixed woodland.
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    This is a 3 acre country garden, looking out over the Vale of Catmose in a westerly direction and over parkland to Burley House in the east. By the mid-1990s the garden was mainly laid to grass and the most remarkable features were some fine old trees and a fabulous display of snowdrops in the winter.
    In the last fifteen years the garden has been redesigned to introduce some structure and the ground landscaped to give a series of terraces. Hedges of yew, beech, hornbeam and box have added definition and divided the whole into parts united by common themes such as border colour or type of plant. There is now a rose garden, home to a mixture of traditional old roses and David Austin’s English roses with hardy geraniums, peonies and clematis and another of white roses planted with Siberian irises and nepeta. A terrace which links the two rose gardens has white standard wisteria trees and purple irises behind lavender edging. Completing this corner of the garden is a rill which runs out from a circular pond though an avenue of purple standard wisteria and symmetrical beds. Paths lead from the rill, through the white rose garden on to a lawn surrounded by borders in various colour combinations.
    Beyond the lawn is the ornamental kitchen garden with high brick walls; here there is a wide variety of fruit, together with herbs, and cutting beds for flowers. Four pairs of vegetable beds, edged with step-over apples are managed in crop rotation. The vine-house provides shelter for grape vines, peaches and nectarines and, in season, for tomatoes and peppers. A path leads from the walled garden, behind hornbeam cloisters, into an orchard of plums, gages, cherries and apricots planted in a wild flower meadow, and then on into an old apple orchard. Across another wildflower meadow, the ground falls away towards the wild pond and an area planted with acers and native wild flowers, and returns to the house though a gravelled walk of pollarded lime trees, hardy geraniums and Japanese anemones.
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The Old Vicarage, Burley- Canceled

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Owner Information

Jonathan & Sandra Blaza
01572 770588
sandra.blaza@btinternet.com
http://www.theoldvicarageburley.com

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The Old Vicarage, Burley
Church Road
Burley
Nr Oakham
Rutland
LE15 7SU

1m NE of Oakham.
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Some gravel and steps between terraces.

More about The Old Vicarage, Burley

This is a 3 acre country garden, looking out over the Vale of Catmose in a westerly direction and over parkland to Burley House in the east. By the mid-1990s the garden was mainly laid to grass and the most remarkable features were some fine old trees and a fabulous display of snowdrops in the winter.
In the last fifteen years the garden has been redesigned to introduce some structure and the ground landscaped to give a series of terraces. Hedges of yew, beech, hornbeam and box have added definition and divided the whole into parts united by common themes such as border colour or type of plant. There is now a rose garden, home to a mixture of traditional old roses and David Austin’s English roses with hardy geraniums, peonies and clematis and another of white roses planted with Siberian irises and nepeta. A terrace which links the two rose gardens has white standard wisteria trees and purple irises behind lavender edging. Completing this corner of the garden is a rill which runs out from a circular pond though an avenue of purple standard wisteria and symmetrical beds. Paths lead from the rill, through the white rose garden on to a lawn surrounded by borders in various colour combinations.
Beyond the lawn is the ornamental kitchen garden with high brick walls; here there is a wide variety of fruit, together with herbs, and cutting beds for flowers. Four pairs of vegetable beds, edged with step-over apples are managed in crop rotation. The vine-house provides shelter for grape vines, peaches and nectarines and, in season, for tomatoes and peppers. A path leads from the walled garden, behind hornbeam cloisters, into an orchard of plums, gages, cherries and apricots planted in a wild flower meadow, and then on into an old apple orchard. Across another wildflower meadow, the ground falls away towards the wild pond and an area planted with acers and native wild flowers, and returns to the house though a gravelled walk of pollarded lime trees, hardy geraniums and Japanese anemones.
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