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Open Gardens 2018

Sherborne Sunday 10 June 11am - 3pm St. Margaret’s Hospice

Registered charity number: 279473




For your information and enjoyment In order to ensure your safety at all of the gardens featured in this booklet please take care at all times, but especially when near any water features, steps and slopes. Please supervise children at all times and take responsibility for your own safety. It is for you to determine whether any garden is suitable for children. All dogs are to be kept on leads at all times in permitted gardens. Please keep to the marked paths to avoid damage to plants. Parking is at your own risk. While we have done our best to ensure that all the details in this programme are correct and true at the time of going to print, we do not take any responsibility for changes which occur due to circumstances beyond our control. We recommend you visit our website to check before travelling for updates on the garden and others that may be nearby. • 11am - 4.30pm • £5 ticket to all town gardens (Woodrow House is £4) • Parking on road at most venues • Guide dogs only please

Refreshments available at: • Owl House, 18 Johnson’s Court DT9 3TD 11am - 4.30pm • Woodrow House, Woodrow Farm, Stourton Caundle DT10 2JJ 2pm - 5pm

2 Coombe Villas, Coombe DT9 4DB Fifty shades of green in a deceptively small space highlighting foliage and texture and created to encourage wildlife with resident slow worms, toads, damsel flies and dragonflies. The pond is home to newts and many frogs. Rare and unusual plants, a cloud-pruned gingko, informal box, and a mini grotto are contained within a garden of multi-levelled surprises. Please note the paths are narrow and uneven, with many steps and may be slippery when wet.

5 Richmond Road DT9 3HL Once a simple late Victorian patch of grass and side path, the garden is now full of roses, and anything that looks lovely with them! Like most gardens it’s still a work in progress, with the front garden to be tackled next.

1 Calder Gardens, Ludbourne Road DT9 3GA This is a patio garden at the rear of the house which contains 26 different roses in a single bed, with numerous tubs, flanked by a magnolia tree.

Owl House, 18 Johnson’s Court DT9 3TD A small walled and peaceful garden with high walls and climbing roses. There is also a summerhouse and water feature with a raised pond and goldfish. Refreshments available 11am - 4.30pm.

Old Hall, Newland DT9 3DU With views over Sherborne Castle, this garden is one of the oldest in the town with one of its walls dating back to the 14th century. It has a delightful collection of mature shrubs.

17&18 School Drive DT9 3SB (off Tinneys Lane) Both properties look out over Foster’s Field, each with a rear garden showing what can be achieved in a small garden. No 17 has a circular theme which is designed to be restful; but also to be productive with a small greenhouse and fan trained apple and pear trees. The front garden of No 18 is more angular with a clematis covered pergola with seating - then through to the rear garden - a visual surprise! Another pergola with grape vines and seating; an alpine bed, fruit and vegetable area - and a palm tree. Adjacent roadside parking - step and gravel make both unsuitable for a wheelchair or pushchair.

The Firs, Tinneys Lane DT9 3RX / DT9 3DY (from the waterwheel) The Firs is a fairly young but quirky, traditional garden. With alpines, roses, clematis, a gravel garden and lawn containing young fruit trees and set against an interesting Victorian ham stone house overlooking the castle. Some steep slopes and ancient steps.

Woodrow House, Woodrow Farm, Stourton Caundle DT10 2JJ (See back page for garden details)

Open Gardens Team: 01935 709182 St. Margaret’s Hospice Heron Drive, Taunton TA1 5HA St. Margaret’s Hospice Little Tarrat Lane, Yeovil BA20 2HU

Sponsored by:

Woodrow House Woodrow Farm, Stourton Caundle DT10 2JJ Sunday 10 June | Open 2 - 5pm

• Dogs on leads at all times • Toilet available • £4 entry • Refreshments An early Georgian Grade II listed farmhouse with a restored threshing barn 4 miles from Sherborne. The house and barn are surrounded by pretty gardens, open lawns, herbaceous borders and rose gardens with stunning views towards Bullbarrow Hill and beyond. The south garden overlooks rolling meadows, woodland leading down to a small stream which you are very welcome to walk down to explore (across a few fields). Dogs must be kept on leads at all times as there will be livestock in the fields and free range chickens/ducks around the garden.

Directions at Contact: | Tel: 07876 688758 Sponsored by:

Davenport & Sons Ltd, Woodrow Farm, Stourton Caundle, Dorset DT10 2JJ

Tel: 0196323483 | Striving to have a positive and lasting impact on local communities and the environment, Davenport & Sons build, renovate and develop places for people to live and work.

Open Gardens 2018 Sherbourne Brochure  
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