The Square Garden in Waltham Place
at White Waltham, Berkshire, owned by Nicky en Strilli Oppenheimer from South Africa, is a walled garden of about 55 by 36 metres that has been laid out as a vegetable garden in the 17th century and has been altered into an ornamental garden in the beginning of the 20st century by Carlota Oppenheimer. The large pergola, that splits the garden in two, the rectangular pond and the Yorkstone paths date from that period. Only along the edges of the garden narrow borders for perennials and shrubs existed, the middle part was lawn: large, empty and not particularly captivating except when the climbing roses over the pergola were in full bloom. The edge planting was lacking coherence.