Easton Walled Gardens reveal their spring beauty
Visitors are invited to enjoy the ongoing revival of the Easton Walled Gardens this spring.
The gardens are now open to visitors four days a week. On April 3 they will be open especially to support the National Gardens Scheme between 11am and 4pm.
The gardens were described by Franklin Roosevelt as a ‘Dream of Nirvana… almost too good to be true’.
Fifty years later, the house was pulled down and the gardens abandoned. Now visitors can see the work that has been put into the revival of these imposing gardens. Set in 12 acres of parkland with dramatic views, there is agarden with Victorian embellishments includes Italianate terraces, a yew tunnel, a cut flower garden, David Austin roses, iris, daffodil and sweet pea collections, a cottage and vegetable gardens.
The gardens have been in the Cholmeley family for 14 generations.
The tearoom sells light lunches, teas and homemade cakes and the shop stocks seasonal gardening gifts.
Entry will be £6.95 for adults and £2.75 for children.
This Easter children can follow the clues around the garden and claim an Easter Egg Prize.
The Wren Trail, the swing, yew tunnel, den and turf maze will keep little ones happy. The Easter egg trail will cost £1.50 on top of the entry fee.
The gardens are open Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays and Sundays. For more details go to www.eastonwalledgardens.co.uk
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