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April to Sept: Tues - Thurs, Sat & Sun, Bank Holiday Mondays; 2pm - 5pm.
October: Sundays Only; 2pm - 5pm
Coaches and other groups welcome, by appointment. Exclusive visits available out of hours. Guided tours available from owners or gardening team. Homemade refreshments available (loose leaf teas, coffees, cakes, etc.); evening drinks receptions also possible.
Telephone or email to book.
23 April 2017, 2-5pm
April Late May June - July August September October
Spring Flowers, Cherry Blossom Wisteria Summer terrace borders Evergreen designs Architectural planting, late borders Autumn colour
Adult £5.50 Over 60s, Students and Children over 10 years: £5.00, Under 10 - Free, must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Group rate: for out of hours rates, please telephone the office: 01225 863146
Picnics only in river orchard car park. Housekeeper's Teas available at weekends (2:30-5pm); tea and cake during the week. (All products are homemade or locally-sourced wherever possible, and we use fine leaf teas from www.ifordmanorteas.co.uk)
Opera and Jazz Season from June to August: details from Iford Arts at www.ifordarts.co.uk Annual Butterfly & Wildlife Day: a day of nature discovery, especially for children (esp. 4-12 year olds): Sunday 25 June 2017
Bradford on Avon has many B&Bs, hotels etc.
Bradford on Avon has many excellent restaurants
The New Inn, Westwood; The Inn, Freshford
Bradford on Avon (2 miles); Bath (7 miles)
This award winning Grade I Italianate garden, famous for its tranquility and beauty, was the home of Edwardian architect and landscape gardener, Harold Peto, from 1899-1933. Unique and romantic, he created the garden using his vast collection of architectural fragments on this steep sided wooded valley set beside the River Frome. Characterised by pools and terraces, statues, sculptures, evergreen planting and magnificent rural views, the garden also boasts a fine cloister and casita set among many plants of botanical interest.
The garden has been undergoing an historic replanting, from 2012-2017 and this has included the main terrace borders, and the continuing reestablishment of Harold Peto's roses through the garden.
Iford has been occupied since Roman times. The Manor House sits by the Frome River in this steep-sided valley. Iford Manor is mediaeval in origin, the classical facade being added in the eighteenth century when the hanging woodlands above the garden were planted. In 1899, Harold Ainsworth Peto discovered Iford and the individuality of the garden owes everything to his inspiration and eye for combining architecture and plants.