The reputation of Philippa Burrough’s stunning Essex garden grows from year to year; recently it was voted one of the country’s top 100 gardens to visit by Garden News magazine.

Hardly surprising giving the ravishing plant combinations she arranges in the different beds and borders which have the mellow house and farm buildings as their picturesque backdrop.

In particular, at this time of year the listed black barns enclose a stunning display of tulips in the old farmyard that is colour coordinated, skilfully mixed with perennials and neatly enclosed with low clipped hedging.

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