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03. Memorial Garden

A seat, made from a single piece of Oak by Peter Wallace, is the perfect place for quiet contemplation in this peaceful corner of Barnsdale. At its centre, the Memorial Garden features a bronze bust of Geoff Hamilton, modelled by his son, Chris.

In spring, the beds are filled with snowdrops and daffodils and in summer the glorious 'Geoff Hamilton' rose, bred by David Austin, provides both visual and scented delight. Geoff's favourite tree, 'Cercidiphyllum japonicum', behind the seat is the resting place for his faithful dog Moss and Dennis the cat, who enjoyed occasional TV stardom.

Wildflowers, interplanted with old shrub roses with wonderful hips, complete this perfect memorial.

 
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