Following our successful visits to South Somerset (Ashington and Pulham) and then to East Somerset (Batcombe and Westbrook), we shall be visiting two gardens on 6th July that are (almost) in the West of the County; both of them are actually just over the border in Devon but are very close to Junction 27 of the M5.
In the morning (11.00am) we shall go to the rarely-open Holcombe Court in Holcombe Rogus. Some of you will remember a visit quite a few years ago, not long after the present owner had taken over the property, when we admired the restored walled garden and parkland. This visit will give us the opportunity to re-visit the garden and see it in its semi-maturity. There are interesting features both old and new in the stunning setting with a backdrop of what has been called “The Finest Tudor house in Devon”.
In the afternoon we move on to Silver Street Farm near Culmstock (2.00pm). Developed over the last 9 years it is a plantsmans garden, but definitely a family garden with the kitchen garden and play areas concealed by a long hedge with a deep a well-planted herbaceous border facing the house. It is alive with scent, colour and dynamic planting with an eclectic collection of plants and shrubs The whole sits comfortably in its environment.
Please note that depending on the numbers we may have to stagger arrival times to meet Covid requirements.
The cost of the visit to the 2 gardens is £11.00.
To book please click on the link to the booking sheet https://somersethps.com/2021/06/02/visit-booking-sheet/
Two articles which may be of interest for further reading: