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Olives Garden

Behind this very discrete gate alongside the Church driveway lies the epitome of the classic "English Cottage Garden"
Walking through the gate you will find yourself wondering how you can pack so much into such a small plot of land ?

The first half of the garden is laid out to flowers and shrubs whilst towards the distant end, you will find raised beds with a proliferation of vegetables.

Search closely in the borders and you will see vintage farm and garden implements that have long since been replaced by modern equipment
Look at the photographs below and see if you can find the tractor seats ?


The garden gets its name from "Olive Mason" who lived in the cottage adjacent to the Hall.
After her death, Peter her husband dedicated this garden to her memory.
Sadly during 2014 Peter also died, but the garden is still kept within the family and maintained by Jane and Angela his two daughters.
Between them, Jane and Angela visit several times a week to make sure the garden is maintained to their fathers high standards.

This garden is a credit to Olive and Peter`s two daughters who have put so much time and effort into the marvelous cottage garden we enjoy today


< Olive and Peter

Angela`s Grandaughter, Amber Mary ready for the first visitors
This garden is only open on special occasions, as this is a memorial garden please do not enter if there is nobody on site.
However, you can see a portion of the garden by walking along the footpath leading to The Mount.

alan beales

Updated 01/07/2015