Enjoy a ‘voyage of the mind’ at Sir Roy Strong’s stunning garden this summer
The Laskett Gardens are the largest private formal gardens to be created in England since 1945. Over four decades the historian, Sir Roy Strong, and his late wife, the designer Dr Julia Trevelyan Oman, transformed a four-acre field into a series of stunning garden rooms, vistas, ascents and descents. These include a rose garden, pleached lime avenue, orchard, Colonnade Court, knot garden, fountains, statuary and parterres as well as a spectacular array of topiary and rich herbaceous and prairie style borders and the stunning new Belvedere – a tower from which to view the gardens on high. Uniquely, the garden tells the story of both their marriage and their creative lives in the arts and continues to evolve.
As Sir Roy has always said, a garden is an ever-evolving creation – like a painting that is never finished. From the bare field of forty plus years ago to what can be seen today – like the man himself – The Laskett Gardens never stand still for long. Recent additions to the gardens include two very fine, specially commissioned mosaics by Olicana Mosaics and the magnificent Belvedere from which the whole extent of the gardens can be viewed on high. Whether you have visited the gardens before or it’s your first time, there is much to see and inspire.
The Laskett Garden opens for the National Garden Scheme on July 21, 2019 10:00 – 16:00
Refreshments: Light refreshments. Coffee, light lunches & afternoon teas.
Admission: Adult: £10.00 Child: Free
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