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Gardens of Somerset

15 September 2021

4 days from £2,698pp

An exclusive TELEGRAPH tour hosted by gardens correspondent, HELEN YEMM and led by SOPHIE PIEBENGA 
 
Somerset, ‘land of the summer people’, where softly rounded hills, wooded coombes and lush meadows give a good grazing throughout the year; also the land of cricket, fine ciders, famous cheeses, ‘withy’ plantations as well as gorgeous summer long gardens.  A lot has been happening in Somerset over the past few years, Helen Yemm & Sophie Piebenga will introduce you to the riches of this special county including the exciting developments at The Newt, (formerly Hadspen House), as well as a garden designed by Piet Oudolf and view the latest developments at Iford Manor where former Sissinghurst head gardener, Troy Scott Smith is now hard at work. The tour is based at the Georgian Summer Lodge Hotel,  just across the border in Dorset, chosen for its high standards where all the bedrooms are divinely pretty and comfortable, the food is of the highest quality and the staff could not be more caring; you will be warmly welcomed.

Your Accommodation

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

★★★★
Overview
In 4 acres of beautiful gardens, Summer Lodge features luxurious rooms, a leisure centre and an award-winning restaurant. With free parking and free Wi-Fi, the hotel is 15 minutes from Yeovil.