Visit to two gardens in Wiltshire
10.30am to 12.30pm
Spilsbury Farm, Tisbury SP3 6RU
Spilsbury Farm is 1.3m miles south of Tisbury railway station.
By kind invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Compton
This intriguing garden, designed by Tania, is a mixture of wildness and formality. Clipped hornbeams frame vistas and box balls keep clouds of fennel in check. The house is approached by a lovely gravel garden and borders overflow with eryngiums, sedums, grasses and roses.
Lunch 1.00pm at The Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove, Tisbury SP3 6NB .
Directions from Spilsbury to the Compasses Inn (best to use Sat Nav or follow someone who knows the way). Head north towards Tisbury Row for 0.1 mile, turn right onto Tisbury Row and continue for 1.3mile, turn right onto Court St, keep right to continue on Chicksgrove Rd for 1.3mile, turn right along narrow lane to Sutton Row, Inn is 0.5 mile on the left.
Mitre Cottage, Snow Hill, Dinton SP3 5HN
Mitre Cottage is 4 miles from the Compasses Inn.
By kind permission of Mrs. M. Beck
Mitre Cottage exemplifies what can be achieved in ¾ of an acre without looking contrived or over designed. Well-chosen and often unusual plants are balanced at this time of the year by effusive plantings of old fashioned roses and perennials.