Leverton and District Garden Group’s last garden visit of the season was to the wonderfully inventive Brightwater Gardens at Saxby. It is a 21st century garden with interest for everyone and comprises a magical eight-acre garden, a small lake, arboretum with rare trees, wildflower meadows as well as herbaceous borders and a kitchen garden. As the cultivated area moves away from the house and towards the open countryside the character of the garden changes to suit the terrain becoming less and less formal.
There is good reason to believe that Lancelot Capability Brown may have had some involvement in the design/building of the classical style building, very near to the gardens and group members were delighted to be shown round. All this is located in a magnificent spot on the edge of the Wolds — add one of the best summer evenings you might imagine and there’s no wonder people were impressed.
Next month is a social evening for members and their guests then we’re back to our regular meetings in September, when Don Witton will talk about People, Plants, Pleasures and Passion — sounds intriguing. If you want to join members, the meeting is at 7.30pm in the Memorial Institute in South Leverton. Non members are welcome (£4) and we’d love to see you.