The Coach House, Ampney Crusis, Cirencester GL7 5RY
Mel & Nick Tanner manage this 1.5 acre garden together with minimal help. They began to work on it in 1988 with inspiration from their many visits to neighbouring and far flung gardens. There are no vistas here so they have developed a set of internal views, divided mostly by yew hedges, which make the most of the space and keep the eye within the garden’s boundaries. The borders are overflowing with herbaceous plants contrasting the calm of the rill and green garden.
Coffee/tea & cakes included.
We plan to stop en-route to the next garden for lunch/picnic etc.
Eastleach House, Eastleach Martin, Cirencester GL7 3NW
An introductory talk from Mrs Richards and leaflet will start our afternoon visit here to this 14 acre traditional garden. On a wooded hilltop, with long views south and west this garden has everything. A lime avenue leads to a yew roundel encircling the statue of a stag, a minature arboretum leading to a croquet lawn, a walled garden with fastigate Irish yews, roses & clematis to name a few of the delights that await us.
Regrettably no refreshments here.
COACH TRIP PRICE £37
Pick up points: 8.15 Caversham – by Mapledurham Playing Fields
8.30 Valpy Street Bus Stop, Central Reading 8.50 Village Car Park Theale