Designed by Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins
Take eight grains of musk and put in rose-water eight spoonfuls, three spoonfuls of Damask-water, and a quarter of an ounce of sugar. Boil for five hours and strain it.
This is the original recipe for a perfume created by Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century, and the inspiration for this garden.
Architect Laurie Chetwood and landscape designer Patrick Collins have created a floral spectacle that takes us back in time through our sense of smell.
The Perfume Garden illustrates the diverse range of plants that are used in the manufacture of perfumes, from the clipped western red cedars, Thuja plicata, to the Sedum rosea, or roseroot, every plant in the garden has a function in the creation of a scent. These include both historic and contemporary varieties that have been used throughout history.
"We want to show visitors the magic and history of perfume.
To allow visitors to experience our garden, smell the fragrances and learn how perfumes are made. Entranced by the perfume, visitors will gain an olfactory window into the past, and perhaps get an insight into the personality of Queen Elizabeth I."
Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins win in this group.
See viewers' comments on this garden at the foot of the page.
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