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The grounds around Danesfield House have been completely restored and renovated over the period of time from the middle of 1989 until the present day.
One great success for our gardeners has been the rescue of the Magnolia which can be found in the corner of the Formal gardens. The topiary and the Box Hedging is original and has been restored and maintained by careful, skilled trimming.
With the exception of a few original shrubs, the majority of the present planting was carried out during 1990.
The original shrubs can be seen growing on the wall below the house and consist of Clematis, Wisteria, Choisya and Chimonanthus.
A Mixture of Herbaceous and Shrub plants ensures interest throughout the year. Along the right hand side of the wall you may be able to spot a Arbutus Tree, also know as a Strawberry Tree. The large areas of Lavender that can be seen consist of two main varieties; "Vera" surrounded by "Twickle Purple" with five other varieties of English and French origin.
If you walk along the path towards the river, on the left hand side you will see a Tulip Tree or "Liriodendron Tulipifera" which was planted in 1991. This task required four men to lift the tree as it weighed 200Kg. On the left at the bottom of the path you will see the rockery with approximately 30 different types of rockery shrubs and herbaceous perennials.
If you walk towards the Beech Glade you will notice a Red Turkey Oak on your left, planted in memory of John Ambler who co-ordinated the final landscape works in 1991.
At twilight the Grey Lady of Danesfield Park has often been seen taking a stroll. Dressed in the apparel of the Roman Sisterhood with a pale and solemn face and an old fashioned lantern in her hand, this ghostly lady walks from where Danesfield Chapel once stood, down the hill towards the school which was formerly Medmenham Gate and there she disappears!