A few years ago Janet and Marc Berlin moved to their beautifully converted barn house set in farmland. They have created an enchanting garden of 1.6 acres with a large duck pond, lawns, ericaceous beds, an orchard, a vegetable garden, greenhouse, spinney, wild grass area with many wild flowers. Other features include dry stone walls, flower beds and a rose arbour, ponds linked by a rill, and an orchard and pergola. Janet is a plants woman who in creating her garden has drawn on her expertise as judge for London in Bloom and gold medal winner for Best Back Garden for the London Garden Society.
Parking. Outside Duck Pond Barn and in public car park at the end of Church Lane.
Picnics allowed or there are many lunch venues in Bradford on Avon.
We are a conservation charity working to protect the county's many historic parks and gardens for future generations.
We work with garden owners and local and national bodies to highlight, protect and encourage the conservation and restoration of designed landscapes, ranging from stately homes to public parks, cottage gardens to cemeteries. Principally funded by over 500 members, we run visits, lectures and events where members can share their interest and knowledge in a sociable atmosphere.
Through its research and recording programme, the Trust undertakes and supports research on sites of historic interest, including sites that the Trust has rediscovered, as well as on other related topics. We share knowledge through our Journal and also seek to inspire the gardeners of the future through imaginative projects with schools.