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East Lambrook Manor Gardens

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This quintessential cottage garden was home to the celebrated 20th century plantswoman and gardening writer Margery Fish. Here she developed her talent for combining contemporary and old-fashioned plants in a relaxed and informal manner to create a unique and enchanting plantsman's paradise of great beauty and charm. The garden is now English Heritage Grade 1 listed and renowned worldwide as the premier example of the English cottage garden style.

The layout is informal, full of meandering paths between densely planted and abundant beds and borders. East Lambrook is noted for its rare snowdrops in February and hellebores in March and is sublime from May to the end of July. The excellent Margery Fish Plant Nursery specialises in cottage garden plants and interesting perennials.

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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, Over 65’s £5.50, Children under 16 free.
Group Rates: Groups of 10 or more £5.25. Includes intro talk by 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. Parking and toilet for people with disabilities.
Events: Snowdrop Festival. Plant Fair 23rd March. See website for all events and exhibitions.
Car / Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 1½ - 3 hours or more
Booking Contact: Mike Werkmeister
East Lambrook Manor Gardens, East Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5HH
Telephone: 01460 240328
Location: Four minutes from A303 South Petherton roundabout which is three miles south of A3088 Yeovil roundabout. Follow brown tourist signs.

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