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East Lambrook Manor Gardens



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These internationally famous Grade 1 listed gardens were the inspiration of Margery Fish who was the undisputed 'Leading Lady of Gardening' from the 1950's until her death in 1969.

She was one of the most gifted gardeners to have emerged since the second world war and her unselfconscious style led to a richness and freedom in her planting, which was based on a finely observed understanding of the beauty of plants in combination with their surroundings.

Her dedicated work led to the rediscovery of many old English cottage garden plants and the saving of many native varieties from extinction. The garden is still home to a remarkable number of rare and unusual plants and is famous for its collections of snowdrops, hellebores and geraniums.

The delightful, newly restored 17th century Malthouse in the centre of the garden contains a cafe serving tea, coffee and locally made cakes and an art gallery with regular exhibitions by well-known West Country artists.

The Margery Fish Plant Nursery, situated in the garden, specialises in herbaceous plants including an extensive range of hardy geraniums. The nursery grows many rare and unusual plants alongside the more common varieties and only uses peat free compost. Many plants are propagated from plants growing in the garden.

General Information:

  • Unsuitable for wheelchairs

  • No dogs.

  • The attractive 17th century Rose & Crown pub restaurant, directly opposite the garden, serves excellent lunches.

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  • Directions

    Four minutes by car from the A303 South Petherton roundabout - follow brown signs.


    East Lambrook Manor Gardens Postcode for SatNav: TA13 5HH

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