Walk past the spectacular, giant-leaved purple hazels, and you will find a gate under a rambling rose leading into this calming, enclosed garden. Vesta’s Garden is named after the virginal Roman goddess of the hearth – a statue of her can be seen at the end of our rose arch. In autumn, a selection of Sumac trees (Rhus Typhina) evoke the fiery red colours of the hearth, while white roses convey the garden’s – and the goddess’s – purity during late spring and early summer.


“[Rose McMonigall has created] one of the most beautiful gardens in Hampshire”