Kathy Brown's Garden at 
The Manor House, Church Road, Stevington, 
Nr Bedford MK43 7QB
Tel. 01234 822064
www.kathybrownsgarden.homestead.com      E: info@kathybrownsgarden.com
Lectures, Books, Garden Design Practice and Garden Open Days 


Tuesday afternoons  LAST ONE
 29 Sept 1-5pm. The garden is still very colourful!


Good Gardens Guide          The Manor House* with a starred entry.
"A garden of exuberant imagination, atmospheric and brimful of ideas, with a strong emphasis on garden art. Each of the twenty distinct areas is completely different in atmosphere. The summer garden planted round the old fish pond is colourful and strongly Mediterranean, with a variety of succulents and imposing echiums followed by a fine display of aeoniums, agaves and dasylirions. Beautifully understated by contrast is the avenue of Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Grayswood Ghost’ underplanted with acanthus. It leads to a flowery meadow through beds of grasses (dressed with pebbles or slate) which prolong the attraction into autumn and winter. The French garden is an essay in formal design; the yew hedges that back the box parterres commemorate Fouquet’s famous 1661 trial with 12 ‘jurors’ clipped into shape. Moving swiftly forward in time, the visitor comes to a ‘Rothko room’ glowing with purple beech, berberis and prunus, and an airy ‘Hepworth room’ of grasses mingling with herbaceous plants. Major collections of clematis and roses are dotted around the garden."

also see our entry in the definitive new Reader's Digest Book called the Most Amazing 500 gardens in Britain and Ireland.
About 85% of the garden is accessible by wheelchair. Paths are mainly of gravel or grass. 

General Description
The Manor House Garden extends to four and a half acres. 
It has been developed and entirely looked after by owners Simon and Kathy Brown over the last twenty years. 
The garden has many different areas of interest (see Plan of Garden page)

You have the basis for a real treat whatever the time of year you might choose to visit. 

The Edible flower border has lots of tasty flowers according to the season.....sweet ciciley, bonze fennel flowers with pink, white and blue lavenders, daylilies, marsh mallow, bronze fennel, dianthus, pink thymes and marigolds! Lavender and lemon drizzle is one of my most popular cakes, but raspberry and elderflower is even better! Lavender flapjacks with lots of seeds and dates are excellent too. Carrot and marigold cake has now become one of my late summer favourites whilst a classic Victoria sponge (photo) with strawberry and rosewater jam partnered with rosewater cream is brilliant!  My Tuesday afternoon visitors enjoy different ones each week! Group visitors can arrange demonstrations on edible flowers.

BBC Gardener's World came to film our edible flower border in Oct 2008. See my blog for lots of edible flower ideas and my book 'Edible Flowers' on Kathy's Books page and Edible Flower Garden page .

I have made a series of cards showing the garden scenes but also 8 floral recipe cards with the cake recipe on the reverse. These are for sale on my open days and group visits. My Container Gardening book contains many long term container ideas which can still be seen around the garden at Stevington.

Entrance £4.50 
Children Free
Delicious Teas extra!

Bulb sale bonanza through September
with free demos and talks at 2.30pm

2pm Tour with Kathy through autumn containers and garden