Pop-up self-drive visit to catch fleeting autumn colour at Manaton, Launceston and Hooper’s Barn, Altarnun

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:01 AM

We visit Manaton, Cecilia and Peter Hodgson’s secluded four-acre town garden, created over 50 years, with its castle. 

Separate ‘rooms’ bounded by yew with herbaceous and flower borders planted for autumn colour combine with informal woodland as well as productive gardens and glasshouses for vegetables and fruits.

For contrast, we move up to Bodmin Moor to a windswept granite garden created from scratch in 16 years where young trees and shrubs surround huge standing stones, a swimming pond, pergola, vegetable garden, borders, lawns and a small orchard with chickens.

There will be no booking form for this visit. Please contact Caroline Rucker to reserve your place/s on 01566 86126 or e-mail mortarbee@gmail.com

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    Following a short career in classical music as a gifted tenor, Graham was inspired to change profession as a result of a cathartic trip to Sissinghurst Castle in Kent where his eyes were opened to the creative process of gardening at its highest level.

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