|Madame President in the Witches House|
Umbrellas needed!17 ladies travelled to Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton on Saturday 4th August. Originally designed by Gertrude Jekyll and the architect Edwin Lutyuns, these Edwardian gardens have been restored to their original glory during the past 2 decades and further restoration on the house is also planned . We had a rather wet and soggy guided tour through woodland landscape gardens complete with Witches Hut and waterfall, but also the Victorian planted garden and formal terraced gardens with rills and pergolas. Despite the sometimes heavy rain the tour was interesting and most of us enjoyed lunch and shopping in the plant shop afterwards.