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West Lodge, Dorset – POSTPONED

July 18 : 10:00 am4:00 pm

£10.00

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West Lodge

Due to the coronavirus pandemic this meeting has had to be postponed until further notice. The PGG are trying to rearrange this year’s meetings for a similar date next year.

For more information contact organiser: Steve Elstub at organiser-southern1@pgg.org.uk or tel: 01223 333270.

PGG visit to West Lodge

West Lodge, was bought some 9 years ago by the present owner who has been re-modelling the house and creating a brand new garden in the process. It was originally one of 7 of King Johns hunting lodges, which sits on the western edge of Cranbourne Chase between Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum in Dorset. It is now the only surviving one.

Initially the owner employed Arne Maynard, who developed the masterplan for the garden which has largely been implemented. Latterly Sam Ovens has been involved in the design of the west garden areas. The aim is to create some fine borders packed with really good and interesting plants to make it feel homely as well as well designed. The walled garden was also reworked and has a mix of borders, vegetables, cut flower beds in one half and a wild flower meadow in the other. The overall theme is of perennial planting with a strong structure of topiary and hedges with amazing views over the Dorset countryside.

Programme

10.00am – Arrive; coffee/tea/biscuits.
10.30am Tour.
12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch.
1.30pm – 4.00pm Continue the tour.
4.00pm – Tea, cake, depart.

Address and directions

West Lodge, Fontmell Mana, Dorset, DT11 8LG

Postcode/Satnav: DT11 8LG

Cost

£10.00 per person includes a sandwich lunch, provided.

Booking

Due to the coronavirus pandemic this meeting has had to be postponed until further notice. The PGG are trying to rearrange this year’s meetings for a similar date next year.

For more information contact organiser: Steve Elstub at organiser-southern1@pgg.org.uk or tel: 01223 333270.

Details

Date:
July 18
Time:
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost:
£10.00
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Venue

West Lodge
Fontmell Mana Dorset DT11 8LG United Kingdom + Google Map

Organizer

Steve Elstub
Phone:
01223 333270
Email:
organiser-southern1@pgg.org.uk