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Forest Lodge, Somerset

A 3 acre mature country garden open to the surrounding farmland and landscape, including a collection of fine ornamental trees created by owner Lucy Nelson over the past 16 years.


Season:
Winter


Location:
Somerset, UK


Credits:
GAP Photos/Carole Drake - Owner: Mrs Lucy Nelson


Feature No:   4667 

Qty of Images:    53 

 



 
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Synopsis
Formal elements include a hornbeam allee with rill and reflective obelisk, a sequence of sweeping terraces around the house inspired by Hestercombe garden that feature clipped box hedges, a circular pond and seating areas. Informal parts include an orchard and a large lake surrounded by moisture loving plants. The garden boasts a mass fine shrubs and trees including many rhododendrons, hamamelis, daphnes and dogwoods. Quirky features include a very tall sculpture of a naked man perching on a tripod of poles, surveying the view across the Blackmore Vale... a great mix of the serious and the fun in this beautiful garden.

 

 

 
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