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Forest Lodge, Somerset, Summer

A three 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 24 years.


Somerset, UK

GAP Photos/Carole Drake - Owner: Mrs Lucy Nelson

Feature No:   4613 

Qty of Images:    37 


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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 the lovely orchard, with ox-eye daisies mixed in with the grass, a large lake surrounded by moisture loving plants including rodgersias and candelabra primulas, and a mass of fine shrubs and trees including many acers, cornuses and roses. 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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