We’ve suggested a few of our favourite places across the UK where you can go to see some of the most popular Agriframes structures in use - these locations include a glorious RHS gardens, historic National Trust properties and hotel gardens that are open to the public.
Stockwood Park, London
Stockwood Park is the home of exhibitions, an award-winning carriage display, an outdoor children’s play area and breathtaking walled gardens. It is designed with environmentally green and sustainable principles in mind and tells the stories of real people behind the collections, exploring the history of the region from prehistoric times to the evolution of Stockwood House and the Farley estate.
The formal walled garden features a dramatic Agriframes pergola as the centrepiece to traditionally planted box hedges while other areas reflect the changing styles of gardening in this country including a contemplative Sensory Garden, a colourful World Garden and a Medicinal Garden highlighting the usefulness of plants.
Wisley RHS Gardens, Woking
RHS Wisley is a hub of horticultural excellence with 240 acres to explore. It is home to some of the largest plant collections anywhere in the globe and showcases inspirational gardening with planting schemes constantly evolving to ensure there's always something new to see and inspire visitors. RHS Garden Wisley has undergone some exciting changes in recent years with the opening of a new Welcome building and Café featuring a bespoke Agriframes Wall Pergola as part of the carefully designed piazza planted with avenues of flowering Cherry trees.
The Cottage Garden has a glorious fountain at its centre and throughout the garden Elegance obelisks and plant supports in our signature 'bluebell' finish sit beautifully amongst the traditional planting which includes specimin clematis, lilacs and roses.
Nonsuch Mansion, Sutton
Nonsuch Mansion is built on the site of the Tudor palace of Henry VIII and is set in 300 acres of gardens and parkland tended by a dedicated team of gardeners and volunteers. It boasts a 72m Gothic Pergola - the longest Agriframes structure in the UK - which perfectly reflects the style of the mansion house, built in 1743 and is planted with scented with scented roses for a spectacular display in early summer.
Elsewhere Agriframes arches and obelisks complement the formal gardens and expert planting adding interest to the myriad of pathways which lead from open parkland to secluded grottos making the park a favourite with families.
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon
RHS Garden Rosemoor is an enchanting garden nestled in the beautiful Torridge Valley within half an hour of Dartmoor National Park. Surrounded by woodland, the garden is rich in variety throughout every season and features inspiring planting displays enhanced by the natural beauty of Devon. These include the largest rose gardens in the South West; the stunning Hot Garden; the brand new RHS Chelsea Gold Medal winner designed Cool Garden; a Devon Cottage Garden; lake, stream and waterfall.
The Fruit and Vegetable Garden showcases Agriframes Elegance collection of supports and crop cages as part of an immaculate traditional design.
Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield
Capel Manor Gardens spans 30 acres and boasts 60 gardens, a zoo, restaurant and a maze! Nestled in North London’s Enfield, Capel Manor is a beautiful Georgian house set amongst 30 acres of picturesque gardens.
Boasting a rich history that dates back to the 13th century, the estate is now home to 60 colourful gardens, a zoo and restaurant. Agriframes structures feature heavily at Capel Manor, particulalry in the 'Queens'Garden' which showcases our Classic Range.
American Museum & Gardens, Bath
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the hilltop site of the Museum’s home, Claverton Manor, takes full advantage of the spectacular views over the Limpley Stoke Valley and River Avon. Remnants of the old Italianate style manorial pleasure gardens and parkland, dating from the 1820s, can be seen within the grounds, including period features such as the grotto, the balustrade and curtain walling, as well as ornamental stone work. The grounds include a replica of George Washington's original garden at Mount Vernon where Agriframes elegance Plant Supports are used throughout.
The garden has recently been extensively restored and 'The New American Garden' designed by Washington DC-based landscape architects Oehme, van Sweden with a unique free-form style of planting incorporating Agriframes arches which creates a distinctive feel quite out of the ordinary in an English landscape, yet totally at ease with the beautiful countryside surrounding the 30 Acre garden.
Berwick Lodge, Bristol
Berwick Lodge, an Arts and Crafts mansion, is now a luxury hotel on the outskirts of Bristol is set in 18 acres of woodland and landscaped garden. Carefully manicured lawns, a bandstand, wisteria clad pergola and spectacular views across the estuary make this a popular bolthole for a weekend away or celebration.
The gardens are a key feature of the hotel with glorious herbacious beds, majectic trees and a kitchen and cutting garden providing flower for the hotel produce for the award winning restaurant.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne
Kingston Lacey is an elegant 17th-century country mansion set in attractive formal gardens and extensive parkland owned by the National Trust. There are 8500 acres of parkland to enjoy ans well as manicured lawns, stunning snowdrop displays and a unique Japanese Garden.
A major restoration project is underway to return the The Walled Kitchen Garden and glasshouses to their original glory and has incorporated Agriframes fruitcages and Elegance Kitchen Garden Plant supports throughout.
Master Builders, Brockenhurst
With beautiful views over the Beaulieu River and set at the end of the grassy street that is Buckler’s Hard village,this picuresque location is a great backdrop for Agriframes arches, gothic gazebo and stunning pergola which is a favourite photo spot for couples enjoying their wedding at the hotel.
The Master Builder’s House is located on Lord Montagu’s Beaulieu Estate in the New Forest National Park and just a few minutes’ drive from Beaulieu Palace House and the National Motor Museum.
Photo credit: Lemontree Photography
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton
An 18th Century Walled Garden once used to grow produce for Archerfield House, today encompasses a perennial meadow, wildlife area, propagation tunnel, rose garden, potager, perennial vegetables and cut flowers beds. Built in the late 1780’s, the walled garden originally supplied produce to Archerfield Housewhen it included vineries, peach and forcing houses, pineapple pits and melon frames. In the last century, the walled garden underwent many changes, including a market garden and a cattle court before its redevelopment to its current guise in 2013 with the opening of the Café, Gift Shop and Food Market. The regeneration of the garden commenced in 2015 under the direction of head gardener Erica Randall. The new layout continues the tradition of providing seasonal crops, but also aims to engage visitors of all ages to learn about plants and the natural world and incorporates Agriframes arches and obelisks.
The one-acre site is divided into several themed zones designed to carefully lead the visitor through a succession of changing spaces full of visual surprises and plant interest. Already developed are the car park ‘hot’ borders, perennial meadow, cut flowers, potager, perennial vegetables, rose garden, wildlife and an ornamental ‘light and dark’ border. Different team members take responsibility for these individual areas allowing them to put their own style on the garden, and hopefully, create a more stimulating experience for our visitors. Beyond the walls the estate offers a range of scenic walks and a variety of family friendly features, including Fairy Trail and Willow Walk. The Garden Café and Food Market provide a range of food and drinks, while the Garden Shop sells plants, gifts, garden and homeware.
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Culzean Castle, Maybole
Over the past few years , volunteers and staff at Culzean have been restoring the gardens, keeping them innovative and fresh and adding a 21st-century twist to the historical landscape including a large Agriframes fruit cage helping the team to employ a range of horticultural techniques and skills from the Victorian age to the present day.
Built in the 18th century, the Walled Garden at Culzean is one of the largest in Scotland and is looked after by The National Trust of Scotland. It consists of two sections divided by a spine wall – the pleasure garden and the kitchen garden, which supplies fruit and vegetables to the onsite restaurant.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, Bristol
The Botanical gardens are situated opposite Churchill Hall in The Holmes, a residential house built in 1879 with 1.77 hectares of gardens. The University of Bristol botanical gardens main mission is to educate, communicate and conserve plants from around the world and across the time with their prehistoric plants dating back 200 million years.
Largely accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters, the botanical gardens have a designated path leading around the garden and glasshouses. You will find medicinal and mediterranean plants as well as tropical and sub-tropical species from Africa, Australia, Chile and California.