The day visit will provide an opportuntity for a privileged and detailed look at the gardens and park of Halswell House, in the village of Goathurst, Somerset. It will be led by Edward Strachan, owner of Halswell House, and Roy Bolton, architectural and art historian and Director of Sphinx Fine Art, who wrote on the history of Halswell for his Cambridge thesis.
Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte, inherited the estate in 1740 and developed the garden and park. These include the immediate setting of the house, where the ground was naturalized with a Rotunda and Rockwork Screen, the Pleasure Grounds in Mill Wood, where he created a series of linked ponds, dams, bridges and cascades, and follies, and the wider park which was extended and planted. We will visit all of these features, as well as Robin Hood's Hut, which belongs to the Landark Trust and commands views over Somerset, the Bristol Channel and South Wales, will be specially opened for us by Caroline Stanford.
Tickets: £38 Gardens Trust and County Trust members; £45 non-members
Tickets include tea/coffee on arrival, and a sandwich and drink. For the full programme, see the website link to Eventbrite. We regret there will be no refunds. Click here to BOOK ONLINE using Eventbrite or via the Gardens Trust website, www.thegardenstrust.org at no extra fee. For further information or if you wish to book and pay by cheque, please contact Sally Jeffery, firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 0208 994 6969, or Sarah Fitzgerald, email@example.com, 01747 840 895.