The Laskett Gardens is uniquely autobiographical
Laskett Gardens is one of the largest private formal gardens to be laid out in England since 1945, the gardens form an ever evolving creation over forty years of the historian, writer and diarist Sir Roy Strong and his late wife, the designer, Julia Trevelyan Oman.
Their four acres celebrate an orchestration of surprise and thrilling vistas. There are some twenty different and contrasting ‘rooms’ including a rose garden, a knot garden, an orchard, a pleached lime avenue, parterres, herbaceous borders and the Colonnade Court.
New additions to the Gardens include an Italianate grotto and a pond approached through a winding woodland walk.
This is the Sissinghurst of the late twentieth century; a unique portrait of its makers, with the story of their marriage and their extraordinary lives woven into its very fabric.
Open 18 April – 27 July and 5 – 28 September 2017 by pre-booking. Groups only (minimum of 20 or joint groups) 10.30am & 2.30pm. Contact Fiona Fyshe to book.
£12 per person inc detailed souvenir map and audio guide.
Gift shop (no tearoom, own refreshments welcome).