The Old Vicarage, Edington 6977

Westbury, England, Wiltshire

Brief Description

The site slopes down to the north, with the house and the gravel garden at the top. The sheltered sunken garden is at the side, with the main lawn and borders to the north. A hornbeam avenue leads down through the arboretum. Other features include woodland plants, bulbs and lilies and the National Collection of evening primroses. There are occasional open days under the National Gardens Scheme.

History

The lawn and old trees date from the 19th and 20th centuries, but the present garden has been created since 1983.

Terrain

The garden slopes down to the north. West and north-west winds are a problem.

Features
  • Garden Wall
  • Description: Brick walls have been built to divide and give shelter to the upper parts of the garden.
  • Planting
  • Description: The sunken garden to the west of the house was probably originally the kitchen yard.
  • Avenue
  • Description: The avenue of Fastigate Hornbeams is aligned on Steeple Ashton church.
  • Tree Feature
  • Description: The arboretum is planted with a wide variety of trees.
  • Garden Terrace
  • Description: There is a paved terrace on the north side of the house, overlooking the main lawn.
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The house is of brick, under a slate roof.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
Cascade, Pond, Pergola, Sundial, Summerhouse, Conservatory, Specimen Tree, Mixed Border, Croquet Lawn, Herbaceous Border
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Edington
References

References

Contributors

  • Mary Hember

    1

  • Lady Jane Hudson

    1

  • Eileen Warren

    1

  • John Catchpole

    1

  • Shirley Catchpole

    1

  • Gareth Slater

    1

  • Wiltshire Gardens Trust