A gardener who can cite the Latin names of all 140 varieties of rosesin her flowering beds will invariably bring a sense of precision to bear on her cultivated plots. Rosa Redoute (along wall), hydrangea, boxwood. -
Hilborough House, which sits on the flat Brecklands just south of Swaffham, The brick and flint Neo-Georgian mansion was designed in 1990 by the architect Francis Johnson who never lived to see the building’s construction and completion in 1997. The magnificent garden, originally designed by Arne Maynard, is contemporary with the house and is planted up in a formal, Neo-Dutch style with extensive use of hedges and topiary. There are echoes here of Hatfield, Palais Het Loo and Highgrove.