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The Peto Garden, Iford Manor

A Tudor/Georgian house with a twentieth century garden in the valley of the River Frome. The garden belonged to the Arts and Crafts designer Harold Peto, from 1899 to 1933, and shows his love of Italy. It has a cloister garden of Pompeian scale, terraces, columnar cypresses and Peto's vast collection of statues, urns, sarcophagi and terracotta.
Photograph © Iford Manor
Photograph © Philip Pearce
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Photograph © Iford Manor
Photograph © Charlotte Weychan
Photograph © Charlotte Weychan
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge

History

The Peto Garden at Iford Manor was designed by the Edwardian architect Harold Peto, who lived at Iford from 1899 until his death in 1933. The romantic Italianate garden is characterised by pools, colonnades and terraces, but receiving influence from many gardening styles from around the world.

Plants of note

Particularly of note are the stunning displays of Wisteria Sinensis in mid-late May.

Iford Manor, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, BA15 2BA

Open April to September from 2 - 5pm on Tuesday to Thursday, weekends and bank holiday Mondays. Also open Sundays in October from 2 - 5pm.

Visit the The Peto Garden, Iford Manor website

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