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Cothay Manor & gardens continued ...

image: Ornamental box hedges in Cothay Manor gardens image: Quiet corner with ornate stone garden chairs and birdbath complete with thrush

Despite the dreadful weather conditions of previous days we were again lucky when walking around the gardens. The entrance to the house was approached along a brick path bordered by low lavender hedges and box topiary trees, all very in keeping with the medieval time. At the rear of the house were small formal gardens, all with enclosed tranquil areas for contemplation. It would be easy to write more about the house but time and space does not permit. Once again we were very fortunate to have the opportunity to see a fascinating building that is not open to the general public.

Elspeth Alphey


image: Lavender garden with central unicorn sculpture

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