Lyndalls & The Laskett Gardens – SOLD OUT
Today’s event starts at Lyndalls, Sollers Hope, the private residence of Stuart Donachie.
After some refreshments upon arrival, our guests will have a guided tour by Stuart of this beautiful private garden set in 5 acres within a hidden Herefordshire Valley in the Woolhope Dome. The gardens were created from scratch by the current owners over the past 15 years with an overall informal design with emphasis on natural contours and forms.
Large herbaceous borders (created with the help of the local farmer’s tractor), wooded areas, ponds and an alpine house provide numerous habitats for a large collection of unusual and rare plants as well as a wide variety of old favourites. A plantsman’s paradise!
We will then make the short journey to The Laskett Gardens where we will have a picnic lunch with prosecco!
Sir Roy will welcome our guests in the colonnade and share the story of how the garden has evolved. Over almost four decades Sir Roy and his late wife designer Dr Julia Trevelyan Oman, transformed a four acre field into a series of stunning garden rooms, vistas, ascents and descents.
These include a rose garden, pleached lime avenue, orchard, knot garden, fountains, statuary and parterres as well as a spectacular array of topiary and rich herbaceous and prairie style borders.
Uniquely, the garden tells the story of both their marriage and their creative lives in the arts. Head Gardener Shaun Cadman and his colleague Philip Teague will be happy to talk with guests as they wander around the garden.
“We are delighted that Sir Roy Strong has agreed to bequeath The Laskett Gardens to Perennial. We look forward to working with Sir Roy over the coming years in order to preserve his garden in the spirit of its creation and to ensure its survival for generations to come”. Richard Capewell, Chief Executive.
The Perennial 2017 Special Events programme is kindly supported by Hartley Botanic