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Cortington Manor & Southview open for NGS
September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Cortington Manor
Corton, Warminster, BA12 0SY. Mr & Mrs Simon Berry.
5m S of Warminster. From Warminster, take rd thro Sutton Veny to Corton. Do
not bear L into Corton but continue for ½m. From A303, take A36, L to Boyton,
cross railway and R at T jnct. Continue for ¾m. Sun 12 Sept (2-5). Adm £7, chd
free. Home-made teas.
4 acres of wild and formal gardens surround rose clad C18 manor house.
Herbaceous border, yew bays with Portuguese laurel line main lawn. Bank of
white roses and foxgloves edges swimming pool. Sweet pea arch opens to
cutting garden, veg garden and orchard divided by yew hedges. Lime avenue
leads to river and pond from walled herb garden. Stable yard features
pleached hornbeams and beech hedges.
Wick Lane, Devizes, SN10 5DR. Teresa Garraud, 01380 722936,
From Devizes Mkt Pl go S (Long St). At r’about go straight over, at mini r’about
turn L into Wick Lane. Continue to end of Wick Lane. End of terrace on L. Park
in road or roads nearby. Sun 4 July, Sun 12 Sept (2-5). Adm £4, chd free. Visits
also by arrangement May to Sept for groups of up to 20.
An atmospheric and very long town garden, full of wonderful planting surprises
at every turn. Densely planted with both pots near the house and large borders
further up, it houses a collection of beautiful and often unusual plants, shrubs
and trees many with striking foliage. Colour from seasonal flowers is
interwoven with this textural tapestry. ‘Truly inspirational’ is often heard from