Today I went with friends to see the gardens at Seend Head House, which were open to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme to raise money for charity. It's only about six miles from my home but I had no idea that this property existed. To get to it you have to turn to the left off the main road just as the main road is following a steep up-hill blind bend to the right; luckily there were marshals around to direct the traffic and avoid any accidents.
All I know about the house is that is was originally an 18th century mill owners house on a 13 acre site, with lawns sloping down to the river. The current owner are renovating the place and overhauling the garden, creating an orchard, planting more trees in their parkland and creating vibrant flower beds. It's early days yet, but I think it'll look absolutely amazing when they've finished - if it is ever possible to finish something like this! I hope to be able to go back in future years to see the progress.