Visit to two gardens in Dorset including lunch
Deans Court, Wimborne Minster BH21 1EE
By kind permission of Sir William and Lady Hanham
13 acres of peaceful, partly wild gardens in ancient setting with mature specimen trees, Saxon fish pond, herb garden and apiary beside the River Allen close to the town centre. Apple orchard with wild flowers. It was the first Soil Association accredited kitchen garden with C18 serpentine wall.
Tour of house and garden followed by lunch at 1.00pm
Manor Farm, Hampreston BH21 7LX
By kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Trehane
A traditional farmhouse garden designed and cared for by three generations of the Trehane family through over 100 years of farming and gardening in Hampreston. The garden is noted for its herbaceous borders and rose beds within box and yew hedges.
3.00 pm with tea from 3.30 pm