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Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open Garden open throughout the year, by prior appointment NGS days: Sun 8 May (2-6)
Lunches, teas etc. by arrangement
Sun 8 June (2-6)
April/May June July Oct
Magnolias, spring bulbs, amelanchiers Deutzias, Rosa banksia. Tree peonies, Daphnes Old roses, tree ramblers, Davidia, wild flower meadow Autumn colours, maples etc.
Adult £7 (guided or unguided) 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
B&B for up to six guests, see own website for details. Disabled access to Gardens but not house.
A largely informal garden containing many rare or unusual specimens. Potager, box garden, arboretum and mixed native/non-native wild flower meadow, native 3 acre wild flower meadow and dewpond.
Lucknam Park, Colerne Manor House, Castle Combe
Lucknam Park, Colerne many in Bath
Neeld Arms, Grittleton Castle Inn, Castle Combe
Castle Combe Bath Avebury Malmesbury Biddestone Corsham
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, liridendrons, 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 meadows.
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 bholua 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.
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.