Members Summer Social and Plant Fair

2.00pm at Pyt House, Ashampstead, Berkshire  RG8 8RA  and Willow Tree Cottage.

Pyt House Gardens

By kind permission of Hans & Virginia Von Celsing.

A beautiful 4 acre garden around a C18 house. Virginia has designed this garden herself over the last 10 years with the benefit of existing mature trees she has added Yew, Hornbeam and Beech hedges to create several garden rooms. There is a delightful pond area, perennial borders and pleached limes with an orchard and separate vegetable garden. A lovely old barn will give us shelter for Tea and cakes plus our own plant stall.

Willow Tree Cottage, originally built for the gardener of Pyt House, is right next door and will welcome us too. Katy Weston tells us she hopes her husband will be on hand to play the piano as we wander around their cottage garden. 

Please support Reading Gardeners and donate well potted and labelled plants.


This property is 4 miles west of Pangbourne, leave the M4 at Junction 12 and follow signs to Yatterton and Ashampstead. It should be signed on the road as parking is usually in an adjacent field.