South Farm, Shingay cum Wendy 5894

Shingay cum Wendy, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, England

Brief Description

Features of South Farm include a bog garden, conservatory, vegetable garden and hedges.

History

South Farm was established in the late-17th century as a farm.

Visitor Facilities

http://www.south-farm.co.uk/web_ListCategories.asp?catid=75&icat=75

Detailed Description

The four hectare garden surrounds the farm buildings and is protected by extensive shelter planting. Hedging is clipped into exotic outlines with views across the surrounding flat landscape. There is a conservatory and an extensive vegetable garden with 100 unusual varieties and species.

Anna Pavord writing in ‘The Independent’ noted, ‘In the series of vegetable gardens there are more different things to eat than I have ever seen to eat in one place before’. Well-established flower beds are arranged around the bog garden. There is an interesting irrigation system throughout.

Features
  • House (featured building)
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  • Hedge
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  • Shelter Belt
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  • Conservatory
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  • Flower Bed
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Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

http://www.south-farm.co.uk/web_ListCategories.asp?catid=75&icat=75
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Shingay cum Wendy
History

Detailed History

This is a late-17th-century Tudor farmhouse with an adjoining range of medieval and Victorian farm buildings forming a large courtyard.
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust