Horticultural Homes
The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show begins next week, an event which this year includes a garden sponsored by Jackson-Stops & Staff. This annual horticultural exhibition reveals the extent to which the garden can be the pride and joy of the British. The following Jackson-Stops & Staff properties all boast exceptional gardens, which promise to bloom beautifully in the summer sunshine and allow keen gardeners to flex their green fingers. Plash Barn Farm is situated less than a mile from the village of Lurgashall in West Sussex, deep within the South Downs National Park. Set within 53.5 acres of grounds, the property boasts gardens designed by Chelsea gold medal winner, Chris Moss. These include a variety of interesting plants, shrubs and flowers, a young orchard and ancient woodland with a carpet of mixed flora, including bluebells, celandines, primroses and sages. The four-bedroom property includes period original stone walls, with brick edged window slits and windows, handmade and high quality joinery, a wood burning stove and limestone flooring. The property is on the market for 2,500,000 with our Midhurst office. For more information click here.  Brook House in the centre of the village of Dedham, Suffolk, boasts a large sheltered garden to the rear. The terrace opens onto a formal garden with a brick pathway and beds enclosed by box hedging, including shaped trees with lavender, white roses and white tulips. Beyond this, a large lawn is bordered by deep herbaceous shaped borders with a backdrop of mature specimen trees.This five-bedroom, Grade-II listed property dates from the early 16th century and is believed to have been built for a local squire. Dedham is a highly sought-after village, having risen to notoriety as a result of its association with landscape artist John Constable. The property is on the market for 1,350,000 with our Ipswich office. For more information click here.  Scotts Moor, situated one mile to the west of Barnstaple, North Devon, boasts a garden complete with many features conducive to successful garden entertaining, including a revolving summer house, tennis court, and various seating and terraced areas. There is an African Breeze House with cedar shingled roof providing shade from the sun, which is the perfect place for al-fresco dining, and overlooks the nature ponds. A further meadow has been planted with many young and maturing trees and is crossed by mown paths. The property itself has been similarly been designed with entertaining in mind and includes six bedrooms, an orangery, snooker room and indoor swimming room with sauna and hot tub. The property is on the market for 1,100,000 with our Barnstaple office. For more information click here.  Shore Hall, a Grade-II listed country house situated ten miles to the east of Saffron Walden, Essex, sits in 21 acres of grounds. These include stunning formal gardens, a large lawn, an array of topiary and a sunken rose garden. The house dates from the late 16th century, with a number of extensions added during the following years. In addition to the six-bedroom main house, there is a separate three-bedroom cottage and further one-bedroom annexe. The property is on the market for 2,500,000 with our Newmarket office. For more information click here