Visit to Mardon and Sutton Mead (Moretonhampstead)
Mardon is a spacious four-acre garden deep in a steep sided wooded valley. Based on the original Edwardian design offering a long herbaceous border, rose garden and formal granite terraces supporting two long borders of agapanthus. Fernery adjacent to a stream fed pond with its thatched boathouse. Mature orchard, year round productive vegetable garden, late summer colour and woodland walks. New arboretum with over 60 specimen trees. By kind permission of Mr and Mrs G. Wilson.
Sutton Mead is a large garden on high ground with magnificent views of Dartmoor. Mature orchard, year round productive vegetable gardens, substantial tree planting, croquet lawns, late summer colour. Paths wander through tranquil mature woodland and lawns surround a granite lined pond with a seat at the water’s edge. Elsewhere unusual planting, dahlias, grasses, a bog garden, granite walls, a rill fed round pond, secluded seating, a most unusual concrete greenhouse and much more contribute to a garden full of variety that has been developed over the last 30 years by the current owners (Mr and Mrs E Allhusen).
When: Monday 5th September 2016 | 1.30p.m.-4.30p.m.
Where: Both gardens are in Moretonhampstead; directions will be provided.
Cost: £7.50 (DGT members); £9 (non members of the DGT). Tea and cake will be served at Sutton Mead. The entrance fees will be donated to the National Garden Scheme.
How to book: Download a booking form here. Booking is essential. Please book before Tuesday 30th August 2016.