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Socially Distanced Walk: Rodmarton Manor Gardens
Just a reminder about the August meeting of the Gardening Club. This will be a socially distanced introduction and then a self guided walk around Rodmarton Manor gardens off the Cirencester Road) and will be held in the AFTERNOON of Wednesday August 5th 2020 from 3.00 until closing time at 5.00.
The garden consists of a series of “garden rooms” , including a lovely herbaceous one, a Topiary and troughery one, a parterre and terrace garden by the house, a very big wild flower meadow, leading to a lovely view over quiet, rural Gloucestershire, a large orchard, a large kitchen garden and a woodland area. Special things include a topiary pig as well as topiary peacocks, plus the troughery, an apple archway and a sweet pavilion.
In places there are some uneven paving stones, but it is basically on the level. All designed by the architect of what looks like an old manor house, but was in fact built in the very early 1900’s, and is one of the best of the Arts and Crafts Houses. (Not yet open). It looks lovely, calm and rural with good atmosphere.
Cost £7.50 (garden only and includes an introduction to the house and gardens)
Meeting Location and Details: Please meet at about 2.45 in the Parking Field just before the formal drive to the Manor House and park at the far right hand corner, where there is way through to the courtyard
Refreshments: They cannot yet provide refreshments, so the suggestion is that we all bring our own, a hot or cold drink, your own cups and a plate (Cherry will be providing lactose free apple cake , untouched by human hand, and biscuits). The Manor has offered to supply tables and benches in the courtyard.
It is always nice to have a little (socially distanced) socialising time.
We would of course have to practice social distancing.
On the same basis as before, we will be using our own transport.The village of Rodmarton is a couple of miles off the Cirencester Road, and about 25 minutes away.
Take the A419 to Cirencester. After climbing the hill from Chalford, stay left at the roundabout at the top, taking the subsequent first turn on the right, just before the farm shop now called the Jolly Nice , direction Rodmarton. After one mile take a dogleg left then right and continue South east until you enter the village of Rodmarton. Ignore the first two small roads on the left. The Manor house is signposted a few yards afterwards on the left. Follow signs to the Car Park field immediately before the posh drive.
Most cars seem to park at the bottom of the field, and I am checking if this means there is a quick way through from there.