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"Derek's garden"

This east-facing garden situated between the terraces and the pools was made in the 1990s by Derek Toms, the instigator of the MGS, and is named in memory of him. It covers the slope equivalent to the three terraces and is home to Greek native plants including many bulbs (among them Tulipa saxatilis, Crocus cartwrightianus, Narcissus serotinus) and sub-shrubs (e.g. Convolvulus oleifolius). The mandrake (Mandragora autumnalis) does well here. A totem surmounted by an owl, carved by Derek Toms, stands watch at the edge of this garden, overlooking the pools. "Derek's garden" receives no irrigation in summer.

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Video - Terry Moyemont.   Music - David Bristow.

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