Marie Robson’s Garden, Craghead, County Durham

Marie Robson's Garden

When we moved into the house in 2002 the garden was nothing but open boggy grass with a couple of large wild cherry trees attempting to sprout roots here & there.  Also, a previous owner had removed all the best soil in an attempt to make the land more level.

Over the years, a passion for plants, including many clematis, has helped the south east facing garden space evolve into what it is today. The fields and woods beyond also add to the effect.

  • The top area is mainly a potager that includes many clematis, plus a greenhouse & cold frames.
  • Lower down, on one side is a decking area with 2ft+ deep pond with a few goldfish and on the other side is another decking area with parasol surrounded by a bit of a jungle!
  • The side gate leads to a front garden with a more oriental feel, including our very own Buddha.

Marie is a committee member, editor of the newsletter and enthusiastic propagator specialising in clematis.