Margery Fish’s iconic cottage garden at East Lambrook Manor
“In the development of gardening in the second half of the twentieth century no garden has yet had greater effect.” John Sales, National Trust
One of the best-loved privately owned gardens in England created by the late Margery Fish, celebrated plantswoman and gardening writer. Her natural gift for combining old-fashioned and contemporary plants in a relaxed and informal manner has created a garden of immense beauty and charm. The Grade 1 listed garden is renowned as the premier example of the English cottage garden style and is noted for its specialist collections of snowdrops, hellebores and hardy geraniums. 2013 marks 75 years since Margery Fish and her husband Walter began the garden here.
As at 16th July, the garden is still looking lovely with lots of unusual perennials to be seen in the various areas of the garden, such as the Terraces, Silver Garden and Woodland Garden. A visitor in late April said he was "Blown Away" by it and thought it was "The best garden in Somerset". (Total exageration of course but it was looking fabulous.) To see what the garden looked like in June last year look at the June edition of the RHS magazine The Garden. East Lambrook is on the cover with a lovely article about the garden on pages 38 to 43. We are more ahead this year due to the mild winter.
Click on Entry Times & Prices for details of opening times.
From 2014 onwards the garden will be closed on all Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays.
Moish Sokal’s latest 20th Anniversary exhibition "Re-connecting".
The exhibition runs until 20th July in the Malthouse Gallery in the garden here at East Lambrook Manor. Admission free.
Garden Painting Days 2014.
Two painting courses suitable for all levels of ability and experience being run here by Jane Brayne on Thursday July 10th and Wednesday August 27th, 10am - 3pm. See Courses section of the website (below the Horticultural Courses section).
Did you see the garden on BBC Two's new series
Great British Garden Revival that began on 9th December? The programme on cottage gardens, which featured East Lambrook Manor Gardens as the lead cottage garden, was shown on Friday 13th December and repeated on Wednesday 14th May.
EAST LAMBROOK DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE
Next 30 week horticultural course starts here in September 2014.
Contact us for details of the next course or see Courses page of our website.
EAST LAMBROOK CERTIFICATE IN GARDEN HISTORY
Next 30 week garden history course starts here in September 2014.
Contact us for details or see Courses page of our website.
Telephone: +44(0)1460 240 328 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Lambrook Manor Gardens, East Lambrook, South Petherton,
Somerset TA13 5HH, United Kingdom