6/7 acres of formal and informal gardens. Bog garden beside stream and series of ponds. Yew hedges and mature trees. Lime and crab apple walks, herbaceous borders, colourful rose and clematis arches, fernery and nuttery. Walled vegetable garden and orchard. Woodland and lakeside walks. Fine views.
Sunday 1 April, Monday 2 April, Saturday 23 June, Sunday 24 June (2 - 5pm). Admission £6.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to June. Please enquire about price when booking.
Mr & Mrs Howard Coates
Partial wheelchair access.
How to find us
Chideock Manor, Chideock, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6LF
2m W of Bridport on A35. In centre of village turn N at church. The Manor is ¼m along this rd on R.
More about Chideock Manor
The garden around the Regency house at Chideok has been totally restored and replanted since 1996, and is divided into four parts. In front of the house is a formal broad grass terrace, decorated with box and a Santolina parterre with views of the lake and hills. Behind the 1880s Venetian-Byzantine style chapel, a spectactular stand of Gunnera introduces the informal woodland and stream gardens.Zantedeschia flourish in the water and banks are awash with Rhododendrons, and Hydrangeas. The stream runs under a bridge to a newly dug pond, with some existing woodland thinned to create a Pinetum. The Yew Walk, a feature of the original garden, leads to a young Sequoiadendron giganteum and this is matched by a Lime Walk, planted in the last 12 years. On the other side of the house lies the old walled garden with lines of productive cider apples and formal box-hedged vegetable beds. Behind the house,centred on a spectacular Acer is an informal contemporary garden; perennials spill onto generous terraces, Robinia inermis frame a croquet lawn, a shaded place has become a Gothick fernery and roses flower in profusion.