The Knot Garden

In 1982 we decided to create a garden that was historically sympathetic to the house and visually effective when viewed both from the raised walkway and also from the windows of the house across the moat. In the Knot Garden, there are two knot patterns planted in boxes, with each pattern divided into four squares; the one on the south side is inter-planted with herbs. Two of the four opposite squares show the pattern of the Tollemache fret, the other two patterns showing our initials, a ‘T’ and an ‘A’. The interstices contain a theme of plants introduced into Britain before 1750.