Sunday, 9 August 2015

A Visit to Seend Head House

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.
 

6 comments:

  1. Looks a lovely place and you had a great time. x

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  2. Another place for my list of places to go! Lovely photos - looks like a good place to visit now and in the future.

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    1. It's not usually open to the public so I'm afraid you'll have to keep an eye on the NGS open days to see if they do open for visitors at some time in the future.

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  3. Looks lovely . I like your teasel pictures. I like the one of the house too. It looks like the ladies on the lawn are having a race!

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  4. Gorgeous pictures and place; glad to hear someone is restoring it!

    betty

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