Bishops Palace Gardens

by Vivienne Albiston March. 20, 2019 158 views

The twyi garden project is based at the Bishop`s Palace, Carmarthen. The walled garden houses old fruit trees, large heated flower beds and a gardeners Bothy. All are in the process of restoration.

Big trees.

A Ha Ha,

A ha-ha is a recessed landscape design element that creates a vertical barrier while preserving an uninterrupted view of the landscape beyond.

The design includes a turfed incline which slopes downward to a sharply vertical face, typically a masonry retaining wall. Ha-has are used in landscape design to prevent access to a garden, for example by grazing livestock, without obstructing views. In security design, the element is used to deter vehicular access to a site while minimizing visual obstruction.

The unusual name "ha-ha" is thought to have stemmed from the exclamations of surprise by those coming across them as the walls were designed to be invisible.

Head Gardener, Piers in the hat.

Lots of clearing too.

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