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Cotswold Farmhouse occupies a lovely position overlooking a valley and the view extends to Marlborough Downs. The terraced gardens descend from the big lawn with W.I. Teas, croquet and children’s games, down past the White Border and the Terrace designed by Norman Jewson in the ‘30’s. The borders to overflow with colour, textures and scents.
Descending further, the Shrub Garden overflows with roses, trees and bushes. The Step Garden has become a Winter Garden and descends to the Bog Garden where water trickles through a series of ponds and over stones surrounded by primules and water loving plants.
The walled Kitchen Garden is now allotments and full of vegetables grown by nine inspired individual gardeners.
A five minute walk through a field leads to Bee, pyramidal and common spotted orchids flowering among lime loving wild flowers.
Our wet winter led to excellent snowdrops and superb blossoms; the cherries are superb now. The odd dry period brought many plants out early and we await with anticipation for what June will bring. If it’s damp, the Roman Snails will emerge voraciously!