An afternoon tour of Bretforton Manor Gardens with the owner Anne Chambers and the Head Gardener was enjoyed by many on Wednesday 10th June 2015. The outstanding garden of 5 acres was recently redesigned and replanted and contains beautiful mixed and herbaceous borders, an exotic border and scented walk. Hedges and topiary both old and new, several water features and many listed buildings and structures feature in the grounds.

Anne Chambers writes ‘Mark and I purchased Bretforton Manor, which dates back to 1604, in March 2006. The house and outbuildings were completely renovated. The redesign of the garden was started in February 2008 by Paul Williams, Garden Designer. Paul put together a design and planting scheme for the walled garden. In February 2009 Jon Heath became Head Gardener and took over the job of redesigning the garden. The garden covers five acres and has been entirely replanted containing mixed and herbaceous borders, an exotic border and a scented walk. There are three water features and the cider barn, dovecote, aviary, apiary and old village stocks. The borders in the walled garden are particularly beautiful and there are two glass houses and a small kitchen garden in the orchard’.