As you enter, you're met by Italian-inspired clipped hedges, formal bedding, an ornamental pond and long tree-lined vistas
but head further in and hidden from view are tunnels and stepping stones,
quirky design features such as a maze of daffodils,
a stumpery which looks like something out of a fairy tale,
sphinxes guarding the entrance to an Egyptian tomb,
and at the heart of it a little bit of China
with the sort of bridge found on "Willow Pattern' plates,
It's rather like stepping through a gate into not just a secret garden but a magical one which transports you to the Orient.