Open Garden Art Event - National Open Garden Scheme
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More about Lower Abbotts Wootton Farm
Clare and her husband Johnny moved to Lower Abbott's Wootton twenty years ago, at which time the garden had been kept by the previous owner almost exclusively for the cultivation of fruit and vegetables. Over the next two or three years the vegetable patches and raspberry cages gradually gave way to flower beds and borders which have been arranged to form separate areas of garden protected from the elements by newly planted yew hedges. Twelve years ago the pond was dug, followed soon afterwards by the creation of the gravel beach and the planting of the surrounding trees and shrubs, creating a delightful secluded refuge at the bottom of the garden. Finally, the last three years have witnessed the transformation of the area to the rear of the house from a muddy concreted parking area to the present colourfully planted gravel garden. A variety of intriguing garden sculptures are to be found throughout the garden, adding the element of surprise to this little haven of peace and tranquility deep in the Marshwood Vale.