The purpose of the gardens at Alowyn is to provide an informative and educational experience for anyone interested not only in gardening, but also the enjoyment of a beautiful garden. It has been designed with shade and comfort in mind. Plant names are on view to educate and inform visitors about the gardens.
Alowyn Garden is designed along strong symmetrical lines that become blurred by the softness of the spaces and the grace of the trees, within an area of approximately seven acres.
There are seven clearly defined areas within the gardens, a perennial border, a silver birch forest, an edible garden of generous proportions, a parterre garden and a number of display gardens.
The formal parterre garden leads you through to a series of smaller courtyards and display gardens. Through all these areas runs a wisteria and rose covered archway 100 metres long with a sunken garden and a classical fountain as a centrepiece.
Visitors exit the gardens through an extensive plant nursery full of great plants, many of which feature in the gardens. The nursery tend to favour heat tolerant and frost hardy plants as they recognise the climate is changing towards extremes of temperatures.