Discover the Moroccan Blue Room at Lullingstone Castle
The Moroccan Blue Room at Lullingstone Castle in Kent was opened on 27th May 2012 by Iris Chapman and Pat Poynter.
Iris and Alan Chapman visited the Majorelle Garden in Morocco, now owned by Yves Saint-Laurent, and returned with the idea of creating something similar at Lullingstone! Pat Poynter generously donated many of the bulbs you see in the Moroccan Blue Room.
The Moroccan Blue Room has a classic Mediterranean feel to it and a Moorish influence is also evident. Plants like cacti, palm trees, pine trees, bougainvillea and plumbago have all been popularised in Mediterranean gardens. Most of the plants and bulbs actually originate in Africa, many from South Africa.
The mosaic-covered fountain gives that all-important sound of water and the garden could be described as both vibrant and soothing.
The gate to the right ‘looks out’ onto another part of the garden and the terracotta floors make the garden feel like an extension of the house.
Lullingstone Castle is a great location for a day out and is open between April and September, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12noon – 5pm’.
Visit the website for more info http://www.lullingstonecastle.co.uk/