The gardens of a 17th-century farmhouse in Somerset

Posted on Thu, 17 Aug 2023 by KiM

This 1½ acre garden was created within a former working farmyard and outbuildings of a farm in Somerset. The original 17th-century farmhouse built in local Somerset stone and some of the original stables and farm buildings were being transformed into a six-bedroom family house. Outbuildings were taken down to create a large area between the house and the existing swimming pool, ideal for a walled garden. Charlotte Rowe Garden Design was commissioned to design and re-landscape the whole site including the walled garden, a potager/vegetable garden, an orchard, a new drive, car parking areas and the wider landscape.
Everything you could want in a centuries old farmhouse garden. I love that there is subtle structure and repetition in the plantings (ie. the English lavender) of the garden beds. It appears wild but purposeful.

Misty Pesto says:

Picturesquely gorgeous.

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