A small but growing collection of nuts sited at the North end of the garden, in the open between the main area surrounding our buildings and the Paddies.
Beginning with a selection of hazelnuts (filberts) and a sweet chestnut, we recently added a further chestnut as the first was bearing barren fruits (despite being considered a self-fertile variety). We have yet to consume a nut from this garden, but hazels succeed elsewhere on the site, so it's just a matter of time or squirrels.
Each tree needs to be deer fenced as they are sited in a seldom-visited area of the site, browsed often by roe and red deer. A path is lightly mown around the trees for access.
When you already have an Orchard, then you move on to a Nuttery
A selection of plants
Karen Guthrie with Adam Hughes
About the designers/maker/s
Karen has been the Head Gardener since 2002, with Adam Hughes joining the team in 2016