Coach trip to two Dorset gardens including lunch:
The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney, Dorchester DT2 9AH
By kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cave
A garden of many parts with natural woodland, a walled garden, kitchen garden, orchard and many roses. Formal front garden designed by Arne Maynard. Coffee and cake on arrival.
Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR
By kind permission of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich
We will have a guided tour of this wonderful house, which was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. The Grade II* gardens are within a truly romantic setting with varied planting. There is a formal topiary area and orangery and an arboretum. Lunch on arrival at the Coach House.