By kind permission of Mr Harry Henderson
West Woodhay House Gardens are spectacular. We will be welcomed with an introduction and then tour the garden. Originally planned post Second World War, the gardens have been extensively developed. Early on, an arboretum was planted, taking advantage of acid soil pockets, thereby allowing azaleas and lavender to coexist. In 1999, the walled garden was replanted to a design by Veronica Mackinnon with a magnificent fruit cage and glass and steel sculpture. The Jubilee Garden, created in 2012, lies to the east of the walled garden. Five circles of weeping trees and six large stones celebrate both the London Olympics and Her Majesty’s 60 years reign alongside the family’s ownership – ‘Thrown and Birth’. Then in 2018, the delightful Italian Garden was sympathetically built within the old Vanbrugh Church foundations; a tranquil garden with a Mediterranean feel, entertaining work by William Pye with a reflective water feature of slow flowing rills.
Tea and cake will be served.
Friends £22, guests £27
For further information, please contact Freya Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07472 365001.