The Natural Building Centre

Y Ganolfan Adeiladu Naturiol.

Welsh Historic Gardens Trust Award

We are delighted that we have been offered a grant to create two Knot Gardens here at Plas Tirion.

We are very grateful to have been offered support from the WHGT to create two knot gardens either side of the central path in the sloping lawns at the front of Plas Tirion. The design will be based upon the 1626 plaster overmantle in one of the downstairs rooms of the house, the strap work design lends itself perfectly to a knot garden.  The knots will be planted in an authentic Tudor fashion, with dwarf box hedges and five compartments for planting.  Over the last year we have been gradually repairing sections of the walled garden and developing the lower slope as a native wildflower meadow.  The area enclosed by these walls is being developed as an authentic Tudor garden using only plants that would have been available when the house was built.

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