On this terrace are two unusual evergreens, Pseudowintera colorata, with striking pink leaf undersides, and behind, Lomatia ferruginea, beloved of flower arrangers for its finely divided foliage.
An informal Camellia hedge runs almost the length of this terrace on the opposite side of the path, and you shortly come to a large ‘moon-gate’ which offers a fine view to the tennis court terrace and tower.
The timber annexe to The Garden House was built, we think, at the end of the 19th century and was once the local Sunday school, hence the ecclesiastical windows. In more recent years it has been an artist’s studio and currently serves as the accommodation for one of our horticultural students. At the far end of the terrace are fine examples of Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ and, above it, an unusual upright form of M. salicifolia, both a spectacle in Spring.