Tour 3 Dorset


The restoration of the 1730s house and replanting of the garden dates from 2001. Beyond ancient yew hedges, which have acquired an organic, undulating shape, lies the garden one would expect from one of our leading contemporary furniture designers. In contrast, Jennie’s garden is a delicious mixture of cutting and kitchen garden. 

Chideock Manor

The garden around the Regency house has been restored since 1996. By the house is a formal terrace with a box and Santolina parterre. A stand of Gunnera introduces the informal woodland garden. Behind the house is an informal garden, where perennials spill onto terraces and roses flower in profusion.

The Old Rectory

Since 2009, the owners, and Arne Maynard, have breathed new life into an already lovely garden. The drive curls around a semi-circle of pleached crab apples that screen the circular lawn and borders in front of the house. An enclosed garden is dominated by an old quince tree, beyond lies an elegantly compact vegetable.

Wednesday 14 June 2023

Price £170

Small Groups




  • Transport by coach
  • Two course lunch with wine
  • Coffee in the morning
  • Tea at the end of the afternoon

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