The Lookout, Lympstone
No 2 in Alan Titchmarsh's Top 10 most challenging gardens on his recent ITV series Britain's Best Back Gardens, The Lookout's 2 acre garden sits with its toes in the water, near the mouth of the Exe Estuary. It has has been lovingly created from a derelict industrial site by its garden designer owner and now opens to the public as part of The National Garden Scheme and by appointment to groups,clubs & societies.
Flotsam & jetsam finds compliment the naturalistic style seaside planting designed to harmonise the garden with its surroundings & create that washed up from the beach feel. A circular walk takes you through a variety of wildlife friendly habitats and provides numerous places to stop and take in the extensive views, estuary bird life and salty air.
Over 200 varieties of carefully selected plants, sea trialled for their wind and salt tolerance, enjoy the challenges of coastal living.
Jackie cultivates a number of these seaside 'toughies' to sell at and after the charity open days, alongside a good selection of plants kindly donated by her trade suppliers & friends. Clotted Cream Teas & other refreshments available too!
Look in at The Lookout in 2017, open for the NGS in 2016 on Friday 2nd June 2-5pm or Sunday 4th June 2-6pm.
Full details in NGS The Yellow Book or the NGS website www.ngs.org.uk or Lympstone website www.lympstone.org/businesses/lookout-landscapes/
Or call Jackie on 01395 264263 to arrange a private view for your group (10+), club or society
Jackie loves naturalistic planting especially prairie style grasses & perennials but uses a huge number of species in her designs.
She also loves wildlife friendly plants & tries to incorporate as many as possible into her planting schemes.
Do check out my Plants for swap.