Pilgrim Road Bed

No. 7 On The Map:

Pilgrim Road Bed

Outside the wall that encloses the Bishop’s Lawn is the Pilgrim Road Bed. This planting border, facing Pilgrim Road, curves along the wall south of the Postern Gate to the stone walk below Shadow House. The border was renovated in 2017 and now contains lush blooms throughout the spring and summer.

The Pilgrim Road Bed is planted with redbuds, tiarella, hellebores, viburnum, ajuga, peonies, hydrangea, and varieties of geranium and penstemon. Several of the existing plants were retained during the 2017 renovation of the bed (bladdernut shrub & larger crape myrtles, fig tree, bay tree, and hawthorne tree). 

The Pilgrim Road Border intersects with the Aquia Quarry stone steps and the steppingstone path to the lower Bishop’s Garden that were installed in early 2017. The path is dedicated to Ann Huidekoper Brown, and a granite plaque in her memory sits in the Pilgrim Road Border adjacent to the path. It is inscribed: Path in Loving Memory of Ann Huidekoper Brown 1923-2014

The Pilgrim Road Bed follows the wall that encloses the Bishop’s Lawn

Walking to the west from the Pilgrim Road Bed towards St. Albans School you will find the Glastonbury Thorn in the center of Senior Circle.

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