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.
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Margery Fish’s iconic cottage garden by visiting on a Wednesday or Saturday afternoon from the beginning of June to the end of September when, at 2pm, we will be offering a free short talk to visitors about Margery Fish and the extraordinary garden she created. Weather permitting these will take place on the main lawn and last about half an hour. If possible, please email us in advance to give us an idea of numbers. Normal entry charges apply.
From 1st May we are open every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Click on Entry Times & Prices for more details.
The Margery Fish Plant Nursery and Malthouse Cafe are open when the garden is open.
There is no entry charge if just visiting the nursery or cafe.
Lots of primulas and other hardy plants for sale in the nursery.
Don’t miss the “A Splash with Watercolour“ exhibition by Kaye Parmenter in our Malthouse Gallery and Studio - Kaye is so talented and her paintings are lovely. The exhibition runs from 1st to 30th May.
THE GARDEN IN MAY
The garden is about two weeks behind where it was this time last year but everything is growing rapidly and catching up fast so it’s all looking fantastic. As one visitor said yesterday (23rd May): “Better than Chelsea”. The Woodland Garden especially is bursting with all sorts of lovely plants and is looking particularly attractive. There is something interesting round every corner and in this garden there are a lot of corners!
EAST LAMBROOK DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE
Next 30 week horticultural course starts here in September 2013.
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 2013.
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