Event 12:  Visits to Lytes Cary Manor and Tintinhull Garden

Date(s) - 8 May, 2015
All Day

Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor
Photo by Brian Tait

Lytes Cary Manor is an intimate medieval house with a beautiful Arts and Crafts garden. Originally the family home of Henry Lyte where he translated the unique Niewe Herbal book on herbal remedies, Lytes Cary was then lovingly restored in the 20thC by Sir Walter Jenner. The manor’s fascinating features include the 14thC Chapel and 15thC Great Hall.

The garden “rooms” contain a magical collection of topiary and herbaceous borders, while tranquil walks on the estate take you along the River Cary.

A word of warning: large coaches can only drop off members at the back entrance. This means a 300 metre walk to the reception area. The path could be muddy and a bit uneven. Wheelchairs can be provided if requested in advance.

Tintinhull Garden is a delightful, “small” (just under 2 acres) formal garden, being the vision of amateur gardener Phyllis Reiss who created it between 1933 and 1961. She always tried to plant two things together that complemented one another, and when garden designer and writer Penelope Hobhouse tenanted the house and garden between 1980 and 1993 she continued this tradition. The garden “rooms” have secluded lawns, pools and colourful mixed borders, while the lovely kitchen garden provides vegetables for the restaurant at nearby Montacute House (NT).

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Please email info@southdorsetnt.org.uk if you would like to book.

Please remember to bring your NT membership card

Members £14.00 Non-NTSDA members £15.00 Non-NT members will have to pay entrance fees to properties.

Departure points:

A: 8.30 am St Edmund’s Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
B: 8.30 am St Nicholas’ Church, Buxton Road
C: 8.40 am Spa Hotel, Dorchester Road
D: 9.00 am Dorchester Market car park

ETA back at Dorchester approx. 5.30 pm – 6 pm

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