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Spencers

Great Yeldham

Romantic C18 walled garden laid out by Lady Anne Spencer, overflowing with blooms following Tom Stuart-Smith’s renovation. Huge wisteria, armies of Lord Butler delphiniums (‘Rab’ lived at Spencers). Spectacular rose and herbaceous borders. Parkland with many specimen trees including Armada Oaks. Victorian woodland walk along River Colne.
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    Spencers’ gorgeous gardens are set in a small traditional English country estate. Lady Anne Spencer, granddaughter of the first Duke of Marlborough, built the house in the mid 18th century. It is surrounded by 100 acres of parkland, grounds and woodland with fine, mature trees and romantic gardens which were renovated by top landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith.The 1½ acre walled garden retains Lady Anne’s c. 1760 layout with its grid structure. In spring and summer the garden overflows with spectacle - huge tumbling wisteria, startling armies of ”true-blue” Lord Butler delphiniums (“Rab” lived at Spencers in the 1970s-80s), lavender walks, dazzling herbaceous borders and a knot garden enclosed by espaliered pears. Roses appear in many guises and in delightful profusion – an avenue of standard Icebergs, a climbing “bonnet” of Albertine, a huge Kifstgate arch, Graham Thomas massed around the central sundial, a pergola of fragrant climbers ...The woodland gardens are just below in the little valley formed by the young river Colne. Featured in Country Life, The English Garden, The Lady, The Garden (RHS), and one of the 25 gardens chosen by the Chief Executive of the NGS for his 2014 book 'The English Country House Garden'.

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Spencers- Canceled

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Owner Information

Mr & Mrs Colin Bogie
01787 238175
lynne@spencersgarden.net
http://www.spencersgarden.net

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How to find us

Spencers
Tilbury Road
Great Yeldham
Essex
CO9 4JG

Just N of Gt Yeldham on Tilbury Rd.
  • More detailed directions
    In village centre, turn off A1017 at the 'Blasted Oak' (huge oak stump). Keep L, following stream (signed 'The Belchamps/Tilbury Juxta Clare'). Spencers is clearly signed on L after approx ½m.

More about Spencers

Spencers’ gorgeous gardens are set in a small traditional English country estate. Lady Anne Spencer, granddaughter of the first Duke of Marlborough, built the house in the mid 18th century. It is surrounded by 100 acres of parkland, grounds and woodland with fine, mature trees and romantic gardens which were renovated by top landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith.The 1½ acre walled garden retains Lady Anne’s c. 1760 layout with its grid structure. In spring and summer the garden overflows with spectacle - huge tumbling wisteria, startling armies of ”true-blue” Lord Butler delphiniums (“Rab” lived at Spencers in the 1970s-80s), lavender walks, dazzling herbaceous borders and a knot garden enclosed by espaliered pears. Roses appear in many guises and in delightful profusion – an avenue of standard Icebergs, a climbing “bonnet” of Albertine, a huge Kifstgate arch, Graham Thomas massed around the central sundial, a pergola of fragrant climbers ...The woodland gardens are just below in the little valley formed by the young river Colne. Featured in Country Life, The English Garden, The Lady, The Garden (RHS), and one of the 25 gardens chosen by the Chief Executive of the NGS for his 2014 book 'The English Country House Garden'.

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