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Gardens2018-12-18T16:43:53+00:00

An English Country Garden

A Haven for Garden Lovers

Melcombe is a haven for garden lovers, walkers and for just simply relaxing. The two acre garden wraps around the house to south, east and west, with mature herbaceous borders, rolling lawns, and the odd sculpture. The west lawn frames a more formal herbaceous border with pond and fountain, with views continuing to the wooded hills beyond, and the Dorset Gap.

There are lots of little walks and benches dotted around to sit and think – or just to sit – and terraces and tables for sunrises and sundowners.

Enchanted

This is a garden visit, I reminded myself. Views are secondary. But you can’t ignore them. The surrounding hills and woodlands are magnificent, providing a most stunning backdrop to this very traditional English garden…

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Relax & Enjoy

There are lots of little walks and benches dotted around to sit and think – or just to sit – and terraces and tables for sunrises and sundowners…

Thyme & Place

Higher Melcombe Manor gardens are under the care of Kim, assisted by Alex. Some of the rose beds have also been restocked, and new lavender plants have been planted in the beds by the front door.

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