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Garden Visit to Rutland and Leicestershire

June 27, 2017


‘The Old Vicarage’, Whissendine:
We head north to Whissendine, Rutland, where after coffee and biscuits in the historic church we visit The Old Vicarage, where Dr. Sarah Furness has filled her garden with unusual plants, shrubs and topiary. We will see the herbaceous borders, the rose covered pergola, the hidden white walk, the terrace designed by Bunny Guinness with striking contemporary knots, the paved fountain garden and the Gothic orangery, housing tender scented plants. Recommended in the Good Gardens Guide.

Westbrooke House, Market Harborough:
Our second visit is to Market Harborough, where after a buffet lunch at a nearby restaurant we go to Westbrooke House, Little Bowden, where Mrs. Joanne Drew has recreated a Victorian walled flower garden and a walled vegetable garden, opened for the NGS for the first time last year and featured in the Daily Telegraph. The 6 acres of grounds include a pond area, woodland paths, a wild flower garden and an avenue of mature limes and wellingtonias. We will take tea and cakes on the terrace before returning home.

Reservations for places on the garden visits should be made to Mrs Sonja Fillingham using the ‘flyer’ which accompanies this Newsletter.


June 27, 2017