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Milton Lodge
Wells


BA5 3AQ

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Area: Somerset
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Milton Lodge -- Somerset
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Milton Lodge
Last Update*  19-04-2012
Somerset

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 Opening Days and Hours

NOTE for 2014: Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open

We are open from Good Friday until the end of October between 2pm and 5pm every:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday, Bank Holiday

Parties / Coaches: Yes
By arrangement
Groups / Coaches need Appointment: Yes
Groups by arrangement

House Open for Viewing: No

National Garden Scheme days: Yes
Best Times of Year to Visit:
May, June, July
To see:
 Admission Prices
Adults 5.00, children under 14 FREE
No dogs please.

 Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Disabled Access: No
Shop: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Lunches: No
Teas: Yes
Light Refreshment: No
Picnics: No
Dogs Allowed: No
On Lead only: No
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:
Disabled information plus mobility and walking aids
 Garden Features & Events
Unrivalled panoramic viws of Wells Cathedral and Vale of Avalon
Separate 7 acre arboretum
English Heritage Garden Grade: II
National Collection:
 Description of Garden
Designer:
The entrance from the drive leads past a huge cedar, planted soon after the central part of the house was built at the end of the eighteenth century. Below the terrace, a variety of trees are underplanted with naturalised bulbs and wild flowers whcih provide a colourful display from March to May; some of the trees and shrubs include: Malus, (Golden Hornet), sorbus (Chinese- lace) diospyros lotus (date plum) and many more. At the end of the house, the stone path merges into a grass walk along the uppermost of Charles Tudway's four terraces.

The gardens are a natural and peaceful oasis, they provide a pleasant contrast to the surrounding area.
 History of Garden
The garden of Milton Lodge was conceived about 1900 by Mr Charles Tudway, the present owner's grandfather. During the first ten years of this century, with the assistance of a garden design firm, Charles Tudway transformed the sloping ground to the west of the of the house into the existing series of architectural terraces, specifically to capitalise on the glorious views of the Cathedral and the Vale of Avalon.

David Tudway Quilter inherited Milton Lodge and the garden - together with the surrounding agricultural estate - from his uncle, Captain Lionel Tudway RN, who died in 1962. The house had been left for some time before this to an impoverished Preparatory School for boys.

During the next few years the garden was gradually restored to its former glory.
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Bull Terrier, Croscombe
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The garden information above was last updated on 19-04-2012

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