Maturing ½ acre partly walled garden. Formal and informal areas separated by yew hedges. Pergola, arbours, brick paths, tree house, kitchen garden and the sound of water; bees and butterflies abound in this tranquil spot. This sophisticated cottage garden reflects the owners' love of unusual plants, structure and an artist's eye for sympathetic colour also evident in new box plantings.
How to find us
Cottage Row, School Lane, Tarrant Gunville, nr Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8JJ
6m NE of Blandford Forum. From Blandford take A354 towards Salisbury, L at Tarrant Hinton. After 1½m R in Tarrant Gunville into School Lane.
More about Cottage Row
This young, sophisticated cottage garden was designed and planted by Carolyn Pawson starting in 2005. The concept is based on strong form with luxuriant planting in harmony with the pretty Georgian cottage it surrounds. The ½-acre garden is completely enclosed and comprises formal, informal, child-friendly and kitchen garden areas. Features that have been introduced include a pergola, brick paths and children's tree house. More recently the sound of water has been introduced on the terrace,and a second water source in the new pebble garden together with hedges of box.The garden, however, really reflects the owner's artistic background and passion for plants especially clematis, roses, spring bulbs and scent. One particular plant of interest is a Jackmanii type clematis bred for and named after the owner.