Private garden visit in Manaton, Newton Abbot
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A private garden with views!
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The garden lies on a South facing slope on the edge of Dartmoor. The view is pure Dartmoor and is dominated by Hayne Down and Bowermans Nose. The old house has stood here for more than 400 years. In the 1980s a modern farmhouse was built and the land divided. Part of the house was let to John Galsworthy in the early 20th century and it was here that he wrote the Forsyte Saga. The lower sheltered garden is divided into several square beds edged with clipped purple hedges. These beds are filled with roses, peonies, sweet peas and vegetables. There is an ornamental rill which the current owners put in to replace a dilapidated plunge pool. Above this area is a large lawn surrounded by mixed borders of shrubs and perennials and a summerhouse. The top of the garden ten years ago was a dense jungle of conifers, brambles, ponticum and holly under huge old beech trees. Removal of all conifers and undesirable plants has made space for a rich collection of interesting shrubs, especially rhododendron varieties.
|Event Start Date||18 June 2020 2.30pm|
|Event End Date||18 June 2020 5.00pm|
|Cost||Members £5, guests £6 to include tea / coffee. Booking essential|
Manaton, Newton Abbot
|Event Contact||Sally Dean|