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Period Living - - Gardens -

Char­ac­ter A large coun­try gar­den with a con­tin­u­ing theme of for­mal and wild; wild­flower mead­ows to the front, for­mal gar­dens to the rear, wood­land to the west with mead­ows and fields be­yond

Size 15 acres on a 90-acre es­tate Soil Chalky, al­ka­line soil. In the south-fac­ing gar­den the clay soil has been topped up with plenty of com­post over the years to cre­ate bet­ter grow­ing con­di­tions

House The house dates back to the late 19th cen­tury, when the gar­dens were first laid out by ar­chi­tect and gar­den de­signer Harold Peto. He later added a new house that joined on to the ex­ist­ing prop­erty

Own­ers John and Clare Dav­i­son, who have lived there for 18 years

Who Gar­dens? The own­ers are as­sisted by head gar­dener Martin Mee­han and gar­dener Kevin Toms

Open The gar­dens can be vis­ited by ap­point­ment dur­ing sum­mer months through the Na­tional Gar­dens Scheme (

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