Between the outside of the walls and the moat are long beds with different planting schemes. Running along the entire length of the southern wall is the Spring Border, the main interest of which occurs before the herbaceous borders are in full colour. Groups of tulips are followed shortly by different species of Iris. Paeony, which love this position, flower from May to June. Here you will also find roses – the crimson hybrid perpetual ‘Captain Hayward’, ‘Boule de Neige’, ‘Desprez à Fleurs Jaunes’, ‘Gloire de Dijon’, ‘Stanwell Perpetual’, ‘Kitchener of Khartoum’, ‘Goldfinch’ and ‘Open Arms’. Growing up the walls are honeysuckles, Ceanothus and myrtle.