• “The spooky Upside-Down Stumpery, created with oak and yew stumps by visionary head gardener Martin Duncan…”

    David Williams, Daily Telegraph 28 June 2013

  • “Wall to wall wonders at Arundel Castle…fans of innovations in garden design cannot fail to be impressed by The Stumpery, a highly artistic horticultural concept that creates an almost mystical atmosphere with its woodland plants…”.

     Mature Times

Designed in 2013, the Stumpery is a unique and artistic concept which aims at letting one's imagination flow. Entered through the living willow arch, the Stumpery has been strategically designed using old tree stumps that have been collected by the Foresters from the surrounding Norfolk Estate.

The stumps have been placed to show off their magnificent structures and to form another ecological area to encourage wildlife and insects such as butterflies and stag beetles. The area around the stumps has been planted up with woodland plants such as Cowslips, Foxgloves, Ferns, Hellebores, Euphorbias, Primroses and native Bluebells.

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