There are still some places available on the visits next Thursday 10th June to Batcombe House near Bruton and Westbrook House near Glastonbury. Further information is given below but if you would like to join please contact Penny Berry firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01278 662720. The cost for both visits (and including tea and cake at Westbrook) is £18.50.
Libby Russell has created a superb garden in the nineteen years she has been at Batcombe House. Sitting snugly in its valley setting, it is a garden of two halves: one undeniably romantic, with frothing borders of roses, nepeta and herbaceous geraniums punctuated by conical yews; the other rather more contemporary, with lawns punctuated by hummocks of box rising in an amphitheatre of curves, fringed with planting in cool greens and whites. Featured in Gardens Illustrated in 2020.
Garden designer Keith Anderson and painter David Mendel began laying out the garden at Westbrook House in 2004. Set within four acres, the garden has three distinct formal areas around the house. Clipped box and yew offset lively borders of herbaceous perennials and cottage-style plantings. Beyond are mown paths leading through a meadow, peppered with species and wild roses. Finally, there are two orchards where the fruit trees are interplanted with shrub roses and philadelphus.
For any further information about the visits (but not to book) please contact Kate Harris email@example.com or 01984 624 615