Friday, 20 May 2011

West Dean Gardens - The Fruit Trees

The fruit trees at West Dean are shaped into some wonderful shapes.

Some grow up the walls in fans:


or s-shapes (I don't know the proper name for these):

others near the walls include four-winged goblets:

and pyramids:

In the centre of the orchard the trees are left to grow naturally:

In the vegetable garden the borders are divided by fruit trees trained as espaliers:

or in arches:

1 comment:

  1. Could the third photo be an eSpalier? Sorry.