Last updated: Mon 1 Jul 2013

Visit to Lady Farm Gardens

The Nunney & District Flower Show Committee is organising a visit to Lady Farm Gardens in Pensford on Sunday 15 September.

Lady Farm Gardens, PensfordLady Farm is in the village of Chelwood, Somerset, UK, the home of Malcolm and Judy Pearce. It has been voted one of the UK’s top gardens by The Daily Telegraph.

The gardens have been designed and created by Judy over 20 years.

In 1972 Malcolm and Judy agreed to swap homes and take on the 150 acre farm on a handshake and an evening on cider! There was no garden then and the 150 cows collected in the yard beside the kitchen. They continued milking until 1992 when the cattle were moved to another farm and the buildings were demolished.

Top soil was moved from a 4 acre paddock and spread over the old yard area. Grass seed was sown and trees planted around the 12 acre perimeter.

The accidental discovery 2 years later of the source of the spring water was the reason for the waterfalls and lakes running diagonally through the garden.

Planting started in earnest with low maintenance and dramatic vistas – essential ingredients.

Lady Farm Gardens have featured in many books and magazines all over the world.

Participants will leave the Market Place in Nunney at 1.45pm. As this will be the only group visiting on the day, participants will need to leave together.

The cost is £7 entrance plus £2 for tea.

To take part in this outing, please contact Jill Clifton by 7 September on 01373 837 245.

Details of Lady Farm Gardens can be found at www.ladyfarm.com.

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