Within the terraced woodland garden, fine trees have matured over many years. These include a large sweeping Cedar of Lebanon, together with a majestic Deodar Cedar. These canopy trees provide welcome shelter for a wide variety of plants including a fine collection of Acer japonica, Acer palmatum and various forms of magnolia, all of which create colour and scent throughout the season.
Ground cover plants that will tolerate heavy shade include hostas and ferns, and Rodgersia podophylla with their large chestnut-like leaves which produce creamy white flowers in summer. The Stream Garden and Lily Pond offer another dimension to the garden, with fine examples of architectural and marginal plants. This is an area where large groups of bog arum, bamboo and Gunnera manicata create an impressive show.