What to see in July


Visitors in July will be bathed in the heady scent of roses and lime trees. The herbaceous and shrub borders overflow with a mass of shapes and colours. Many unusual plants add to the effect.

The flower meadow dominated now by mauve corn cockle, is speckled with blue cornflowers and scarlet poppies

In the greenhouses are exotic looking orchids, and an array of tomatoes melons and cucumbers.

The prolific bird life at Marle Place include pheasant in the new arboretum. Hobbys and kestrels in the tree tops, long tailed tits and families of wood peckers, stock doves and mallard.

The kitchen garden is full of vegetables, some unusual salads and herbs, and colourful with red cabbage and gladioli and marigolds.