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Brief description of site

East Lambrook Manor is a plantsman's garden of half a hectare, created by Margery Fish (1892-1969), garden writer and lecturer, around her own home.

Brief history of site

The 1904 Ordnance Survey map shows the house with a farmyard to the north and two orchards. In 1938 East Lambrook Manor was purchased for £1000 by Walter and Margery Fish. In late 1938 Mrs Fish had a series of terraces constructed on the slope to the west of the house, and subsequently an area of orchard above the terraces was absorbed into the garden.

Location information:

Address: East Lambrook Manor Gardens, South Petherton, TA13 5HH

Locality: Taunton

Local Authorities:

Somerset; South Somerset; Kingsbury

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 193 Grid Ref: ST430189
Latitude: 50.9667 Longitude: -2.81309


The site is off the A303 at South Petherton. Please see:

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 until 5 between February and October. Occasionally also open on Sundays and Mondays. Please see:

Key information:

Form of site: cottage garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Plant type/environment: flower garden

Site Style : cottage garden

Site first created: Before 1904

Main period of development: Mid 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 0.5

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