Cuttings: Coming up roses

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WINTER work has begun at the National Trust's garden at Cliveden in Berkshire to restore the rose garden made by designer Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe for Lord Astor in 1959. Paths are being relaid to reinforce the original abstract pattern and the Trust hopes to incorporate Sir Geoffrey's original notion of a secret garden designed in the shape of a cabbage rose. Cliveden reopens in March.

At Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire, the Trust has restored six of the 32 garden temples. A firm in Sheffield, the last of its kind in the country, has woven a new wire fence, copied from the original design, for the Japanese garden. The garden is open today and tomorrow (10am-5pm, admission pounds 3). Allow at least two hours.