The atmospheric Waveline Garden, which is the first new garden to open at Pensthorpe since 2008, is an extension to the already established Wave Garden and has been developed from an area of the Reserve which traditionally had an old railway line running through it.
Smaller than the rest of the gardens on site, the Waveline Garden is intended as a secluded oasis of calm where visitors can sit and reflect away from the hub of the Reserve.
The garden is themed around a sculpture by Miles Halpin (www.mileshalpin.com) entitled ‘The Nest’, which evokes a sense of calm and makes visitors want to do just that – ‘nest’ in the peaceful surroundings.
The stunning garden space is structured by semi-circular sitting spaces to inspire an atmosphere of tranquillity and visitors can enjoy a spectacular display of colourful spring and summer bulbs, plus oak, hazel and pine trees.
The planting is predominantly green and has a strong affinity with nature – the idea being to reduce stress and sooth or steady emotions. Plus, purple flowered thyme and scented shrubs such as Osmanthus Burkwoodii will give the garden a wonderful aroma in summertime.
Deb Jordan, Co-owner of Pensthorpe, comments: “The Waveline Garden is an extension of the Wave Garden which we opened in 2006. We’ve developed what was a small piece of old railway line into this hidden garden where visitors can enjoy this area of already prolific wildlife.
“The garden enjoys far-reaching views across the lakes and gardens below and it contrasts beautifully with some of the more open, wilder spaces of the Reserve.”
The Waveline Garden can be reached by crossing the Mill Pond near the entrance. The other side of the garden takes visitors down to the Wader Scrape.
A private launch event will be held on Thursday 21st June 2012, with the garden opening to the public from Friday 22nd June 2012.
For more information about the Reserve visit www.pensthorpe.com or call 01328 851465.