This embraces the approach road to the main garden and is planted with thousands of snowdrops.
These are followed by bluebells, wood anemones, hundreds of primulas, specie crocus and some dutch hybrids (loved by squirrels).
There are also many large leaved rhododendrons, a collection of over a hundred camellias, many unusual trees and shrubs, and several magnolias.
An acer glade provides brilliant autumn colour. Part of the fir plantation was felled in 1993 and has since been replaced by over two thousand native trees.