Devon to Somerset and back again all in a matter of strides! 2 large adjoining and quite different gardens occupying the site of a former GWR railway station and goods yard. A visit to these gardens will interest railway enthusiasts and gardeners alike. The Engine House: 4 acres of yr-round interest with the aim being to merge the formal with the less formal and the surrounding landscape. Approx 1 acre of orchid-rich wild flower meadow and massed candelabra primulas in early summer, sweeping herbaceous borders bursting into colour as summer progresses, sculptures, railway relics, streams, ponds (including koi), hornbeam walkway, raised vegetable beds and woodland paths. Station House: 2-acre sheltered garden in deep cutting. Site of old station.
Sats, Suns 17, 18 June, 22, 23 July, 26, 27 Aug (2-5.30). Combined adm £5, Children free. Home-made teas. Selection of gluten-free cakes also available. Times:14:00 to 17:30. Telephone:01398 361392. Visits also by arrangement June to Aug.. Open for charity.
Venn Cross Railway Gardens, Taunton, Devon TA4 2BE
Saturday 17 Jun 2017 to Sunday 23 Jul 2017