This is truly a garden for garden lovers. Spring brings carpets of snowdrops, daffodils, later clouds of pink and white cherry blossoms are everywhere and the magnificent wisteria covers two walls of the house.
A huge old philadelphus and several lilacs fill the air with scent in May. Containers from the famous local Whichford Pottery are full of tulips in Spring and then geraniums follow on.
High Summer at Uplands is marked by the perfume of Casa Blanca lillies in the evening. The rose garden is a perfect joy with its lily pond, fountain and stream; many of the famous scented varieties are over 90 years old. Often we have tea there.
A large flat lawn in the main part of the garden is suitable for croquet. Elsewhere roses, hedges of lavender and tangles of clematis and honeysuckle provide a haven for wild birds.
The regular visitors to the garden include chaffinches, greenfinches, goldfinches, blue tits, great tits, coal tits and long tailed tits, bramlings, nuthatches, green and greater spotted woodpeckers. There are a number of garden swings and benches in secluded spots to sit and relax with a quiet drink or cup of tea.
We maintain a superb vegetable and fruit supply in our organic kitchen garden which our visitors enjoy and sometimes help select and pick what we will eat for dinner.