Open Gardens: dedicated to a Mayenne attraction

Angela Rowland’s garden, in the Mayenne, is the only one to visit for Open Gardens in September

The Connexion meets a former doctor who has worked tirelessly to create her dream garden in Pays de la Loire

Angela Rowlands has single- handedly created her 1.5 acre Mayenne (Pays de la Loire) garden from what was largely a wilderness four years ago.

She says there was a sort of garden – a field with some trees on the boundary and two large areas of weeds and nettles – when she moved in, plus a large agricultural hangar.

Now there are several different areas of interest. There is a large herbaceous border in place of what was a field, the rest now being mostly lawn with specimen trees.

There is a gravel garden, with poppies and salvias.

She has another area devoted to dry loving plants which is in the shape of a star.

The area which was once green with nettles is now themed red and yellow with a blue streak down the middle. 

In the top garden there are masses of roses. ...

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