Another garden that is opening for the first time for the NGS this year, Spitchwick Manor’s six and a half acres have extensive and beautiful views, and a variety of different areas in the garden to explore. The owners Mr and Mrs P Simpson say that the mature garden is being refreshed. It’s certainly historic, containing the secret garden and the intriguing Lady Ashburton’s plunge pool that was built in 1763. The camellia walk has a small leat, there is a formal rose garden and a lower walled garden with glass houses. On top of all that, there is a massive vegetable garden of 2.6 acres sheltered by high granite walls that contains no less than nine allotment plots and a lily pond.
Open for the NGS: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June, 11am-4.30pm. Admission: £5, children free. Home-made teas, plants for sale. Mostly wheelchair access. Dogs allowed on short leads.