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We were part of a Brightwater group visit that included the owner's talk and lunch in the converted barn. Being received by the owner of a private home is an unusual event and a privilege in any country. We heard the history of the extraordinary...More
Extraordinary garden! We visited as part of a group, and got to have a lovely lunch in the old barn while the owner shared some of the history of the house with us. The gardens are lush, lived in, and lovely. There’s also quite a...More
Fascinating house that has been extended with different wings in different centuries, so interesting architecture. Beautiful garden in some 5 acres with a good showing of daffodils in March. There is a lovely winding water valley, a massive camellia by the front door, a hedged...More
As the other reviewers have said, this is a beautiful garden. I have visited a number of times on the National Gardens Scheme days and never get bored. The big bonus for me is that the owner sells (very reasonably) some of the plants you...More
We visited at the end of March, a bit early for the gardens to be looking at their best, but there was a splendid display of hellebores, Fritillaria, daffodils, primroses and windflowers in a natural woodland setting by a series of ponds. A bit muddy,...More
A lovely garden but it's more than a garden. You feel a little self-conscious whenever your path takes you near the owner's home but as you walk down to the water, you lose that feeling and let the tranquility take over. Wear boots by the...More
We went to see Vann Gargden as part of the National Garden Scheme. The garden is well worth the drive. It includes woodland, formal gardens, ponds and orchards. The fact that it is not a commercial garden but a private garden makes it all the...More