On the top side of the steps is a bed of Hydrangea Paniculata and on the lower side, a bed of Weigela Victoria which has three Prunus Pissardii Nigra trees planted in a chevron to replicate the three stars of the Lothian Family Crest. Below the Weigela bed the sloping grass bank has been planted with a selection of specialist trees, underplanted with Spring Fritillaries. In autumn the sorbus avenue is complemented by a hydrangea and spirea border fronted by any avenue of deep blue agapanthus.