IFORD MANOR GARDEN

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PINK AND MAUVE

At Bradford-on-Avon we climbed uneven steps, and tackled twisting paths of the Garden, a delight for those who enjoy a walk among nature. Situated on the River Frome, the site has been occupied since Roman times, with extensive views of Iford Valley. Iford manor is medieval in origin, and boasts nine centuries of Garden history. The Cloister, decorated with carved stone, and a window looking out over the valley, is presently under renovation. The house is Tudor/ Georgian.

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IFORD MANOR

This garden will be enjoyed by anyone who loves Italian design.

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ITALIANATE GARDEN

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MYTHICAL TWINS ROMULUS AND REMUS

It belonged to Harold Peto, arts and crafts designer, from 1899 to his death in 1933. It’s Pompeian splendour brings urns, sarcophagi and terracotta, set beside cypresses and pools. Not only is it a magic place where frogs frolic, for three months in summer the Annual Iford Arts Festival brings jazz concerts and opera, enjoyed in the Italianate garden cloister . The scent of blossoms is a delight.

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We liked the blend of formal and informal elements, hard  contrasting with soft, the profusion of massed flowers and variety of greens in the foliage.

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TOPIARY GARDEN

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Melissa, Andrew and Miranda

There are many more  treasures to see. And why not follow your explorations with a cake or cream tea?

About wraxdec

I've reached the age of flamboyance and bling.I love Classical FM, Jazz, French chansons, French movies, SBS Documentaries and Wednesdays with my Women Writers Critique Group at the NSW Writers Centre.I've published short stories and the occasional article. My novel/'faction on nursing in the 20th Century,' BLACK STOCKINGS WHITE VEIL - A TALE OF ADVERSITY, TRIUMPH AND ROMANCE AT ROYAL PRINCE ALFRED HOSPITAL'- was a Finalist in the 2009 Indie Book Awards. I've critiqued a second fictional family memoir, 'SONGS FROM HEAVEN', and am working through a third, 'GOING HOME'.
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