Lying to the rear of the house and on the sunny, open site of what was once the garden’s gravelled car park, ‘Ashley’s Garden’ commemorates the late Ashley Catin, Jimi’s former partner and dear friend, who passed away in 2008. The planting here is in rich, jewel-like hues of pink, purple, red and orange, using intricately intermingled layers of tall, airy perennials, swaying grasses and occasional specimen shrubs the Neolithic looking lancewood, Pseudopanax crassifolius to give the feeling of a richly woven tapestry. 

Additional seasonal colour comes through the generous mass-planting of tulips and alliums and flowering perennials such Astrantia ‘Bo Ann’, Astilbe ‘Purpurlanze’ and Monarda ‘On Parade’.