Bledlow, Buckinghamshire

The Gardens of Bledlow Manor

WHEN: Wednesday 3rd June 2015, 10:00-12:30
WHAT: A tour of the private garden of former Cabinet Minister Lord Carrington
WHERE: Bledlow, Buckinghamshire
PRICE: £55


UPDATE: THE EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT. If you would like to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations, please send an email to Paula Sargeant at Perennial.

Bledlow Manor is the private residence of Lord Carrington, Conservative politician and former Cabinet Minister. Lord and Lady Carrington designed the gardens together with Landscape Architect Robert Adams.

Guests will be welcomed by Head Gardener, Mark Thompson who will give a short introduction to the garden, after which guests can roam the gardens at will.

There is a walled garden, in the middle of which there is an herbaceous border planted with paeonies and delphiniums and features a gazebo. Leaving the walled garden through a beech hedge we come to the croquet lawn surrounded by mixed borders and beyond this is a new garden designed in memory of Lady Carrington.

To the left there is a semi-circular parterre, with beds featuring lavender, santolina and grasses. The north of the garden is dominated by an old yew tree and four ornamental ponds and herbaceous borders. There is also a two and a half acre sculpture garden, with a number of contemporary statues.

We will also have access to the Lyde Garden, named after the River Lyde, a tributary of the Thames which rises here. The Lyde Garden was created on the site of three watercress beds and is surrounded by large and beautiful wych elms, and is planted with primulas, astilibe and hostas. (Note: Access to this part of the garden is via many steps and board walks).

As this is a private home, there are limited facilities for garden visitors, which is why we convene to the local pub for our lunch.


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