Gardens

Movilla is situated in two acres of woodland garden with lawns and colourful herbaceous borders.

The mature, secluded gardens provide the perfect spot for reading a good book or relaxing with friends. Many residents make use of the seating points to relax, enjoy being in the fresh air and watch the birds feeding. Visitors to the garden include many species of butterfly, birds and foxes.

The enclosed, sheltered garden outside the dining room is perfect for serving refreshments, out of doors, when the weather permits. Many of the bedrooms and reception rooms enjoy views of the gardens. The array of greenery, trees, shrubs and flowers that wrap around the house make Movilla so special.

Snowdrops mark the first sign of spring, flowering ahead of crocuses, daffodils and tulips. They emerge through frozen soil from January and are in bloom until late-February. They never fail to lift the spirits and remind us that spring is on its way.

The woodland garden features 100-200 year old Scots Pines, Douglas Firs, Beeches, Cherry Blossoms, as well as Pear, Plum and Crab Apple Trees. These and other trees form a backdrop for a spring and early summer riot of mature Azaleas and Rhododendrons which produce a splendour of colours and scents.

Later in the year purple headed Heather, Cotoneaster and Holly provide interest among the trees and shrubs.

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