afternoon teaGarden tour
An afternoon in the beautiful grounds of Blewbury Manor, Oxfordshire. Head Gardener, Richard Roslyn, who has worked there for over 26 years will take you around all areas of the garden and share his passion with you – this will then be followed by afternoon tea in the barn. This is a rare opportunity to attend a garden tour of this private garden which has been part of the NGS Yellow Book Scheme for over 15 years but which is now usually only available for Gardening Clubs. All proceeds from this event will go to Helen & Douglas House Hospice for Children.
Situated at the foot of the Berkshire Downs, the part C17 Manor House is a garden of formality and informality. During the late 1990s the grounds went through a major redesign creating new areas within its 10 acres. The Parterre filled with lavender and russian sage sits to the west of the house with a Privy Garden nearby with borders filled with herbaceous planting within box hedging. A kitchen garden is behind the main house with greenhouses producing produce for the owners. Further away from the house the grounds become more informal with streams and a woodland area that invites you to stroll about in a more naturalistic setting. Returning to the house is an wooden arch bridge cloaked in roses and wisteria that gives views of the moat within the grounds. And the most recently created feature is a gravel garden surrounded by a hornbeam allee. It is a garden of many features and planting to be enjoyed.