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Broadway’s gardens have been the backdrop for artists, writers, actors and musicians for over a century.

On this walking tour of two famous private gardens with Marion Mako, we shall hear about some of the stories behind those who created, inhabited and visited them, all looking their finest in June.

Marion is a garden historian, planting designer, garden tour leader and lecturer at The London College of Garden Design.

This tour includes Court Farm & Orchard Farm …neighbouring prestigious properties on the Upper High Street in Broadway:

  • Court Farm: With many historic and artistic associations this garden may well have influenced the design of nearby Hidcote. Successive generations have all added their horticultural mark to this large garden with its huge herbaceous border and newly planted sundial bed.
  • Orchard Farm: From Royal connections to great twentieth century design, Orchard Farm continues to be sensitively restored by the current owners, as well as introducing new and exciting design elements

Marion’s design work focuses on planting, taking inspiration from various historical styles, a subject she also lectures on. As part of the series of The Historic Gardens of England, she co-authored two books about the counties of Cheshire and Somerset. She has written books on the history of the late Duke of Westminster’s gardens at Eaton Hall and University of Bristol’s gardens, as well as contributing to the Gardening website Gardenista. In addition Marion is researching the gardens of two large private estates, creating legacy books for their owners, as well as leading a wide variety of bespoke garden tours. She is also a Trustee for the Painswick Rococo Garden in Gloucestershire.

www.makogardens.co.uk

Note there is an identical tour in the morning from 10am-12noon

Tickets £20   (32 Available)

Tickets go on sale through the website in March, and 1 week earlier for Benefactors of the festival who qualify for Priority Booking.

You can become a Benefactor for as little as £50 and support our Outreach Projects in doing so, applications are now open.

View photos from previous garden tours

 

Image credit © Britt Willoughby Dyer

 

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