about the Burrows gardens

About the Burrows Gardens

Craig Dalton was the man who planned, designed and tended to this beautiful garden. He moved to the Burrows in 1985 and immediately set about changing the garden. It was initially a spring flowering garden with a simple Orchard area but he started to plant around the house and extend the garden to just over 5 acres in size. He was also a great lover of trees and worked hard to source unusual specimen trees that are now established in the paddock area.

In 2003 he met designer Julian Dowle from Gloucestershire, and together they planned even more new beds and extended into some of the surrounding farmland. In 2005, he built a brand new temple garden including a reflection pool and an all-white planting scheme and an emphasis on silver foliage.

There is a great deal to see, both young and old at the Burrows, but always a changing garden. Craig created vistas, and walkways, and was a great advocate of statuary and points of interest to lead the eye further into the garden.

Very sadly, Craig passed away in January 2015. The creation of the Burrows was all down to him and it is so sad that he is not able to see it mature and flourish. If he were here, he would be very much looking forward to welcoming you and discussing the finer points of good drainage and colour contrasts! I am so proud of all that he achieved and only hope that you enjoy looking at his beautiful creation.

Do come and visit us and I will do my utmost to make you very welcome.

Nicky Dalton