Covertside, Perrott’s Brook, Nr Cirencester GL7 7BN
Our first visit is to the beautiful hillside garden of Lyn & John Sales. John was Garden Adviser to the National Trust before his retirement. The garden is full of gems, with herbaceous borders full of lilies, campanulas and hemerocallis. There is a gravel garden with silver leaved plants, wonderful iris and his meadows are full of orchids. Coffee & cake included.
In the afternoon the coach will take us the short journey to:-
Moor Wood, Woodmancote GL7 7EB
The Robinson family have been at Moor Wood since 1911. The current Mr Robinson has established a collection of 150 rambler roses and since 1983 has held the National Collection of Rambler Roses. Mrs Robinson, with Mary Keen’s advice, has developed the perennial plantings among the established clipped yews around the house. Two acres of shrub, orchard and wild flower gardens, in a beautiful isolated valley setting looking over the ancient Moor Wood to the west. A semi-formal vista ends with wooden gates opening onto the landscape making the garden & landscape blend seamlessly. The best time to visit this garden and tea is included.