East Lambrook Manor Gardens
One of England's best-loved gardens created by the celebrated 20th century plantswoman and gardening writer Margery Fish between 1938 and 1969. Her talent for combining old-fashioned and contemporary plants in a relaxed and informal manner has created a unique and extraordinary garden of great beauty and charm.
Grade 1 listed by English Heritage in 1992 and internationally famous, this enchanting garden is renowned as the premier example of the English cottage garden style. Covering a gently sloping site, the layout is informal, with many small paths dividing densely planted and abundant beds and borders in which are to be found rare snowdrops and extensive collections of hellebores and geraniums.
The excellent Margery Fish Plant Nursery specialises in cottage garden plants and interesting perennials including geraniums, with many propagated from plants in the garden.
Opening Times: 1st February - 31st October, Tuesday to Saturday & Bank Holiday Mondays, plus Sundays in February, May, June and July, 10am - 5pm.
Admission Rates: Adults £6.00, Senior Citizens £5.50, Children under 16 free.
Group Rates: Adults & Senior Citizens £5.25 for groups of 10 or more. All groups receive a free introductory talk given by the Head Gardener or owner.
Facilities: Specialist nursery, teas. Malthouse Gallery has regular exhibitions. Excellent lunches for groups available at C17 Rose & Crown pub opposite the garden.
Disabled Access: Partial due to narrow paths and steps. Toilets: Yes, including a toilet for people with disabilities.
Tours / Events: Yes, booking required for groups.
Car / Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 1½ - 3 hours.
Booking Contact: Mike Werkmeister, East Lambrook Manor Gardens, East Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5HH. Booking telephone No. 01460 240328.
Location: Four minutes from A303 South Petherton roundabout which is three miles south of A3088 Yeovil roundabout. Follow brown tourist signs.