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The Old Rectory, Farnborough

Though built at one of the highest points in Berkshire, the garden is beautifully sheltered and secluded. John Betjeman, the poet laureate, lived here and one can imagine why he called for 'friendly bombs' to drop on Slough. The 4 acre garden is divided into elegant rooms.It's present form reflects the Arts and Crafts Style. There is woodland, herbaceous borders, a ha-ha and a pool. The rectory was built in the mid-18th century and remained in church ownership until 1945. It is open on occasion under the NGS National Gardens Scheme.

Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge

Farnborough, Berkshire, England, OX12 8NX

Open under National Garden Scheme.

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