Sunshine? Coffee & cake? The smell of sweet roses? That's the way Thursday mornings should always be - and today, that's just how it was. I've had a sticky note on my computer for weeks now, simply saying 'Heale House Gardens', after reading this 12 of the best secret gardens in the uk article in the Guardian Online. Here's how they described it:
In the vegetable garden, apple tree tunnels separate the beds, giving shade to visitors on hot days. We saw the first sunflowers and sweetpeas of the year, both planted and wild sweetpeas - without a shadow of a doubt my favourite flower ever.
Walking through Heale House Gardens on a Summers day is quote the sensory experience. You have the sounds of the River Avon gently flowing through the garden, the call of the peacock, birds twittering and occasional sheep bleeting. Add to that the colours or the garden and scent of the roses and it really does make for a most enjoyable stroll.
Heale House Garden Info:
Heale House Gardens website
Admission: adults £6.00, children £3.00 (Sorry, no dogs allowed)
Opening times: 10am - 5pm Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays
(Gardens closed Sundays February and March)
Address: Heale House, Middle Woodford, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 6NT.
Telephone: 01722 782 504