Visit to the Old Deanery Gardens, Wells

13 members of the Society and 2 visitors went to visit the Old Deanery Gardens on July 11

the group listening intently to Frances

Frances Neale, one of our vice-Presidents gave an excellent talk about the history of the garden and Sylvia Hanks, one of the founders of the restoration project talked about how the project started.  Having had no planting plan left by William Turner It was really interesting to see how they interpreted what it might have looked like.  All the plants in the garden are ones that the Dean would have known and had described in his Herbal.

looking down at the garden from the ramparts

The Gardens are open every Wednesday and there is free admission – well worth a visit
Link here http://www.olddeanerygarden.org.uk

 

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