Welcome to Mona’s Garden, situated between Highgate and Muswell Hill in North London. This award winning garden (voted ‘Best Back Garden’ by the London Gardens Society, see Blog post 8th October 2015) is home to the ‘Corokia’ National Collection, and to many other unusual Australasian and Mediterranean plants complemented in recent years by ‘Restios’ from South Africa and interesting exotics. The emphasis of the garden is on texture, shapes and contrasting foliage colour.

Garden open under the NGS on Sun. August 14th 2016.
Garden open for Plant Heritage London Group on Sat. May 28th
Garden open in aid of the Harington Scheme on Sun. May 29th
Garden open for Plant Heritage on Sat. August 13th
Garden open for the Australasian Plant Society on Sun. August 21st
Garden open for a Private Group on Sun.August 28th
33 Wood Vale, London N10 3DJ

The very long garden is entered via  steps, a good viewing place for the living Sedum roof which covers the greenhouse.  The first section of the garden is relatively formal: the Mediterranean shrubs and trees and clipped Box hedge surround a centrepiece stone fountain.  An archway leads to a meandering path flanked by two 30 metre long mixed borders of soft-textured grasses, perennials punctuated by an interesting variety of shrubs, trees and bamboos.

This opens out onto a wider but more intimate area framed by a Corokia hedge, containing a small rockery, bog garden, and various borders including ‘Restios’ of South Africa which surround the existing rose and herbaceous beds interspersed with Corokia shrubs.

Corokia in Mona's Garden