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a stumpery (similar to a rockery only using parts of dead trees to make garden features) under construction

Close view of part of The Stumpery an unusual feature of Victorian gardening where tree roots and stumps were carefully excavated and set up...

from HGTV

Stumpery Garden

Stumpery Garden : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television ~~~ After clearing some trees & brush, this may be a new garden project.

Ten years ago, the Prince of Wales asked garden designers Isabel & Julian Bannerman to create the Stumpery. In a grassy glade, hostas, hellebores & native ferns - some of the Prince's favourite plants - were grown among interlocking tree roots. In 2002, the chance came to extend the Stumpery. The new Stumpery was formed using 200 tons of topsoil to shape raised banks around a further 250 tree stumps, creating conditions very like those that woodland plants favour in the wild.