Lady Egremont’s Garden at Petworth House

2pm Tuesday 16 July

I last visited Lady Egremont’s garden some twenty years ago when the Garden Museum held one of its glorious Literary Weekends there.  I shall never forget it and even now, when I drive past the long back wall of the garden, I dream of the delights within.  From the walk through the long grass to the garden, great amphora punctuating the landscape, all is delicate perfection.

Lady Egremont is a garden designer and, together with John Brookes, converted the old kitchen garden into a many faceted private garden.  Superb mixed borders, a dry garden, a sunken garden, a wisteria tunnel, a wide walk between Magnolia Grandiflora, glorious orchards and a brilliant use of trees and hedges to delineate the space – and act as changing rooms round the pool.  To the back of the garden sheep circle round another elegant urn and roses bloom along the fences that close the space.

Paul Sadler, the Head Gardener, and his staff will show us round and I have asked for extra time for private exploration. 

£12 per person. This visit is now fully booked.