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Jungle Garden

The idea behind the creation of the jungle garden came from the sense of fun and freedom that is often felt in being able to just 'get lost' in a garden. The maze already offered a very structured way of 'getting lost', so as a contrast the jungle garden gives the opportunity for visitors to 'get lost' in a completely free and unstructured way.

By creating a jungle garden this also offered an opportunity to grow large leaved and exotic looking plants that do not fit easily into herbaceous and mixed borders. Included in the planting are a variety of bamboos, large-leaved perennials, shrubs and grasses as well as large herbs and vegetables such as globe artichokes, asparagus, rhubarb, angelica, fennel and lovage.

As well as the large variety of jungle plants, we felt the jungle garden required water and what better way than our very own mini jungle elephant. 'Agnes' as she is known, was made by a talented lead worker and fountain maker, David Marston, from nearby Nafferton, and can be found happily squirting water through out the summer months at Burton Agnes.

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