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Spring News from the GardensSensory Garden

Gardens evolve over time and the Seigneurie is no exception. Having survived a heavy snowfall this winter and the driest spring on record, they have emerged early this summer as a riot of colour and scent. As some plants struggle in drought conditions, while others seem to thrive. The roses are spectacular with deliciously fragrant blooms and the heady scent of sweet peas drifts upon the air.

A new sensory garden was created this winter designed to further tantalize the senses. A path leads through an array of aromatic plants that visitors are encouraged to touch. There is a seating area near a fountain, surrounded by sweet smelling stocks and from where a colourful sunflower display can be seen later in the summer.

Other new additions to the gardens include a bench by the fish pond and a cactus display in the old cider press near the dove cote. Our organic vegetables and fruits are all coming into production now. They are available for sale to the general public.