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Email: antonyoung //at// ridleyscheer.co.uk
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|Opening Days and Hours|
NOTE for 2013: Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open http://www.ridleyscheer.co.uk
/ Coaches: Yes
/ Coaches need Appointment: Yes
Lunches, teas etc. by arrangement
Open for Viewing: No
Garden Scheme days: Yes
Sun 27 May (2-6)
Best Times of Year to Visit:
Magnolias, spring bulbs, amelanchiers
Deutzias, Rosa banksia. Tree peonies, Daphnes
Old roses, tree ramblers, Davidia, wild flower meadow
Autumn colours, maples etc.
|Adult £5.50 or £6 pp for guided tour, min. no. groups of 10. Unguided tours no minimum number.
Coach groups welcome and lunches, teas etc. by arrangement.
NGS days: Adults £4, Child free
Disabled Access: No
Plants for Sale: Yes
Light Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Special Events: No
Facilities & Comments:
B&B for up to six guests, see own website for details
|Garden Features & Events|
|A largely informal garden containing many rare or unusual specimens. Potager, box garden, arboretum and wild flower meadow, wild flower meadow and dewpond.||English Heritage Garden Grade:|
|Description of Garden||
Designer: Mr. & Mrs. Antony Young
|An informal garden on a south-facing gentle slope. Sweeping lawns and mixed borders with a wealth of interesting shrubs, old roses including tree ramblers, magnolias, acers, lividendrons, to name but a few. Potager, box garden, arboretum and 3-acre wild flower meadow to add diversity to the overall experience, with mown rides through the arboretum and meadow.
The mood of this garden is one of understated calm and peace. The planting relies heavily on structure, texture and contrasting shades. Whenever possible, sweet-smelling flowers are chosen and even in january the scent of Daphne bholud will be met on the breeze in two or three different parts of the garden.
Lots of box and yew hedging with hornbeam and beech willows have grown quickly.
|History of Garden|
|The garden has been entirely created by the present owners since their arrival in 1968. It has been developed and enlarged in stages, with the planting of the arboretum from 1989 onwards and the 3-acre wild flower meadow in 1996. In excess of 4,000 trees have been planted over the years, many now reaching early maturity. Three iron rose arches have been constructed, since the mid-1980s and in 2008 an iron arbour was added on the lawn above the principal arch.|
|Nearby Wiltshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities|
Lucknam Park, Colerne
Manor House, Castle Combe
Lucknam Park, Colerne
many in Bath
|Inns & Pubs:
Neeld Arms, Grittleton
Castle Inn, Castle Combe
White Hart Inn, Ford
|Villages / Towns
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