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 marked 75 years since Margery Fish and her husband Walter began the garden here.
Click on Entry Times & Prices for details of opening times in 2015.
By the way, the garden is closed on all Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays.
The garden will be open for FREE on National Open Gardens Day, Friday 17th April, part of National Gardening Week (13th - 19th April), organised by the RHS. To promote National Gardening Week we also have lots of 2-for-1 vouchers for the film A Little Chaos to give away to visitors to the garden in April. The film stars Kate Winslet as a 17th century landscape gardener whose passion for gardening wins her the esteemed assignment to help construct the grand gardens at Versailles. It’s directed by Alan Rickman, who also plays King Louis XIV.
April is the time for primulas and spring bulbs in the garden. To see what the garden looks like in early summer look at the June 2014 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.
Did you see the garden on the BBC Two series Great British Garden Revival?
The programme on cottage gardens, which featured East Lambrook Manor Gardens as the lead cottage garden, was first shown on Friday 13th December 2013 and has been repeated several times. If not currently on iPlayer it can be seen on YouTube - look for Great British Garden Revival. Episode 3.
EAST LAMBROOK DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE
Next 30 week horticultural course starts here in September 2015.
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 2015.
Contact us for details or see Courses page of our website.
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East Lambrook Manor Gardens, East Lambrook, South Petherton,
Somerset TA13 5HH, United Kingdom