The National Gardens Scheme opens thousands of gardens throughout England & Wales to raise money for nursing and caring charities. Most of the gardens are private and are not normally open to visitors.
This was such the case at a garden in the village of Edington, Near Westbury, Wiltshire. This particular garden had a lot of personal significance for me and my family too.
The garden belongs to a property which was formally The Plough Public House. This was run by my grandmother, with help from my father until her death in the late sixties. My father decided that the licensing trade wasn’t for him, so the pub closed and the building was sold on.
Although myself and my sister had heard alot about the property and the stories of my father growing up, we’d never had the chance to see. So ironically a little more than six months after my father has passed away, this opportunity presented itself.
You can find some photographs of these splendid garden here, and we were even treated to an impromptu tour of the inside of the house – which was something we shall be forever in debt to the current owners.