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Woolton House

Woolton House


Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9TZ

Friday 25th June 2021, 11am - 3pm

Garden tour and light lunch within the grounds included

Woolton House is a Grade II listed 18th century house which has been added to and modified by succeeding generations, until the Edwardians turned it into a practical, country house. The current owners Charles and Rosamond Brown completed the process with a stupendous glass extension.

In the four-acre garden they started with a completely clean slate and sought the advice of the French designer Pascal Cribier, whose work includes the Tuileries garden in Paris. Cribier designed the magnificent contemporary potager in the walled garden. There is also a Chinese cutting garden in hot colours. The Rose garden, surrounding a cleverly enlarged formal pool, is a collaboration between the Browns and Cribier. Aralias by the pool give height and structure and Rosa chinensis 'Sanguinea', a hard-to-find sibling of 'Mutabilis', droops over the edge of the pool. A spectacular oak stands on an expansive lawn beside the house, beyond, in the woodland; Andy Goldsworthy has created a large mound in a clearing. This is a garden of great style, maintained with great care and gardened with enthusiasm and panache.

After your personally guided tour, a light lunch will be served within the grounds.

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