During the summer I visited the garden at Oxleaze Farm, Filkins; this is a beautiful rural location roughly between Lechlade and Burford. Chipps Mann has created a wonderfully relaxing environment and, as she grows many of the same plants as me, I think she has impeccable taste!! I hope that the following photographs give a feeling of the place but there is a lot more to linger over in this garden.
Earlier this year I visited the garden at The Coach House, Ampney Crucis. From the moment I walked through the entrance gates I knew I was in for a treat.
Mel Tanner’s charming easy manner, her
passion for plants and intimate, hands-on
knowledge of the garden’s creation
make her a perfect host.
The attention to detail is impressive. The quality of the planting and hard landscaping combined with clever use of hedging and vistas ensure that there is a new delight round every corner.
If you get the chance to visit jump at it, these photos are just a taster.
All photos are Copyright Lynne Revette Butler