The Garden Guide

Lytes Cary Manor Garden

A medieval/Tudor manor house once owned by a sixteenth century herbalist. The entrance forecourt has a central path flanked by yew topiary. A gate leads to a long mixed border designed by Graham Stuart Thomas. There are yew alleys and other compartments. Christopher Hussey described the garden as 'a necklace of garden rooms strung on green corridors'. Sir Henry Lyte, author of the Niewe Herball (1578), lived here.
Photograph © Mrs. Raven

nr Charlton Makcrell, Somerset, England, TA11 7HU

Late March to October. Daily except Thursday. Open 11am to 5pm or dusk if earlier. Estate walks open all year daily from dawn to dusk.

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