Sunday, 21 March 2010

Tintinhull Garden.

Created last century around an attractive 17th-century manor house (available as a holiday let), this is one of the most harmonious small gardens in Britain. It features secluded lawns, small pools and colourful borders. There is also an attractive kitchen garden, woodland walk and orchard to explore. Even the car park is set among picturesque orchards and you won't fail to miss the geese grazing in the paddock.
Yeovil, Somerset, England.
Tintinhull to be a very lovely place to visit, very peaceful, and the gardens, though small, were extremely attractive, and seemed to invite contemplation.
Tintinhull House was built of Hamstone in the 17th century.
In 1933 it was bought by Phyllis Reiss (1886–1961), garden designer and her husband, Capt. F.E. Reiss. From then on, the Trust let the house to a variety of tenants, including the garden designer and writer Penelope Hobhouse and her husband Prof John Malins from 1980 to 1993.
The Eagle Garden were designed by Mrs Phyllis Reiss between the years 1933-61.

There is minimal access to the manor, we pass through one or two small rooms to reach the gardens.

Mirror, mirror on the wall ...

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