One of Walmer Castles memorable and visually striking feature is the Garden Broadwalk with its bordering sculptured yew hedges. This originally dates back to 1866. Earl Granville’s geometric green border has evolved into an organic, undulating ‘cloud’ hedge. It is said that the hedge was neglected during the Second World War, and that a heavy weight of snow during the hard winter of 1947 made it even more misshapen, a form in which it has been kept since. Whether this tale is true is ambiguous, however it is certain that the yew hedges have held an informal style since at least the 1960s – 70s.
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