Fonthill House Charity Garden Opening
We are delighted to announce that Fonthill Estate will be hosting an open garden for Pancreatic Cancer Action, Sunday 11th July 2021! The stunning gardens are set in the idyllic rolling countryside of South Wiltshire will be open to members of the public for the afternoon.
Date: Sunday 11th July 2021, 12 noon – 5 pm
Tickets: Adults £7 / Children free
Entertainment: Acclaimed Opera Singer Rosalind Plowright OBE will be performing throughout the afternoon.
Artisan traders: 20 TVRs, some of the finest Cars, will be on display
Light refreshments, sandwiches, cakes, wine bar and entertainment throughout the day. Dogs on leads are welcome.
The house and gardens
Surrounding the house are the formal gardens with mixed planting of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbs and annuals. There is a small selection of old and new sculptures including a water feature by William Pye. There is also an ornamental kitchen garden that not only supplies the house but also the shoot lunches throughout the season with a large selection of fresh fruit and vegetables.
North of the house are the woodland walks with azaleas, magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons, sweet chestnuts and tall majestic oaks and an oak house made from young saplings. Take time to linger here to enjoy the stunning views.
South of the house is the park or Deer Park, to give it its correct title but alas, generally it’s sheep that graze it today. Beyond the park is the Fonthill lake which is teeming with wildlife at all times of the year.
The gardens are a haven for the 3rd Lord Margadale of Islay and his family. With the help of his head gardener Erwin Kraan and his team of 2 designers, Tania Compton and Marie-Louise Agius, the aim is to build on the legacy left by previous generations of the Morrison family.