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Jul 8 at 9:00 am5:00 pm£75


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This day trip is a rare chance to see a spectacular contemporary walled garden, not usually open to the public. Set in four acres, it was commissioned in 2004 and designed by Pascal Cribier, one of the most notable garden designers of his generation, and the only layout by him in this country. Cribier’s designs were influenced by botanical and Mughal gardens, his best known work is the restoration of the Tuileries Gardens in Paris.

The garden shows the geometric and architectural influence of Mondrian and is planted in many bold colours, interspersed with vegetables. Among the highlights include a unique red and green ‘tramline’ garden, with parallel rows of grass interspersed with espalier apples and vegetable beds; and a redpaved courtyard garden with an oriental effect; overhanging with vines.

The rose garden has a majestic pond and stunning use of colour and texture, featuring a former Victorian pond, retained by Cribier when it was redesigned, in collaboration with the owner Rosamund Brown, who has kindly allowed us to visit her gardens. This is a garden of unique style, maintained with great care, enthusiasm and panache. The day will start at 9.00am leaving the Holburne, with coffee on arrival at Woolton, followed by a guided tour of the gardens. Lunch will be served with wine and soft drinks. Please advise us of any dietary issues. Time to explore the gardens at your own pace after lunch.

*Tickets include private return coach travel, entry and guided garden tour, lunch with drinks. This event has been kindly organised for us by Jane Thrift.


The Holburne Museum
Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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