The unique award winning garden in St George, Bristol, UK.
The garden at 28 Kensington Road is owned by Grenville Johnson & Alan Elms.
It has won numerous awards including being selected by Alan Titchmarsh
as one of his best British back gardens, and the garden was featured on his television
The garden was also featured on BBC's ‘Gardeners World’ and in the book
‘Dream Gardens of England’ published by Merrell, and in Frances Tophill’s book ‘First
In 2006 the garden was selected byThe Daily Mail as a finalist in the National Garden
The garden has also been featured on television’s ‘The Great British Garden Revival’
and in garden magazines, and also on local radio.
A magical view of the folly through the wooden door and stone arch.
Frances Tophill co-presenter of BBC’s ‘Gardeners World’ visited the garden
& featured the garden in her book ‘First Time Gardener.’
The Gothic Folly ruin with a view of the font.
The lower garden incorporates a large wildlife pond that is home to numerous Goldfish
and Koi Carp.
Above the pond is a stone water cascade depicting a boy with a dolphin.
Large areas of moss are now growing over the water cascade.
A view of the gravel garden that has planted succulents.
A classical stone doorway with a central mirror is situated in front of the pond.
An additional water feature where frogs and other aquatic creatures are able to live
Great Tits feeding their young chicks in the gardens nesting boxes.
Classical statuary in the Italianate garden.
A highly ornate bird feeding table rises above another water feature.
The bird table was handmade for the garden by Robin Rendall.
A view of the Stumpery.
The Stumpery is a Victorian garden convention,
and the planted tree roots and twisted wooden branches provide a haven for insects.
Stumperies also add a theatrical dimension to any garden.
Ferns and Hostas also add an inspirational addition to a shaded area of any garden.
Our Stumpery was inspired by the famous stumpery at Highgrove the garden owned by
HRH King Charles.
“A garden which delights the eye, warms the heart and feeds the soul.”
HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES.