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. May 21st 2017
Garden open under the NGS on Sun. August 13th 2017
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.