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Secret garden opens for the last time

An enchantingly secret garden which stretches alongside the Oxford Canal on the border of Fenny Compton is opening this year for the final time. The garden, at the Granary, which is open over the August Bank Holiday on Sunday, 27th and Monday, 28th August has sweeping views of the Dassett Hills, its herbaceous beds of riotous colour house plants rare and popular – each with its own name-tag for the serious plants person - a cascading water feature, and herb garden with dramatic sweet pea spire.

In the Granary’s three-acre canal-side paddock, visitors will find a copse of 106 native British trees, and fruit orchard. There’s also abundance of clematis and irises, a cutting garden plus a good selection of plants for sale.

The leafy shelter of the Granary Summerhouse offers light lunches prepared with fresh produce from the organically run kitchen plot. Open from 11am to 4.30pm.

Admission £5, children free dogs on leads welcome.

For directions, visit or call Lucy & Mike Davies 01295 770033. The Granary, Wharf Road, Fenny Compton, Southam CV47 2FE.

Post date: Tue, 01/08/2017 - 08:09
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