8 May 2009

Wilderness at Ham House

The gardens at Ham House are in several sections and my favourite is the Wilderness, which is furthest from the house.

The main feature of the Wilderness is the multitude of pathways created by hedges. Viewed from above, the shape is like the Union Jack with an oval cut through it. This makes a multitude to straight and curved paths that are ideal for games like hide and seek.

In between the paths are odd shaped gardens that are mostly left to grass and wild flowers with a curved path mown through it to connect the entrances.