Aug 092013
 
Mells, Somerset

Mells, Somerset

My perfect afternoon involves a few key elements: a garden to nose around, some plants for sale, bric-a-brac to peruse and a cream tea. The Walled Garden at Mells offers all of the above and is therefore very much my kind of place. Add some freshly cut local flowers, a pizza oven and an adjacent field of cows and you’ve pretty much hit upon my idea of nirvana.

Mells gravel_edited-1

The garden has minimal hard landscaping, feels slightly ramshackle and is informally planted with perennials and annuals. Old apple trees provide shade and there’s lots of interesting sculpture among the plants.

Mells buttonholes

While we were there, a team was quietly preparing bouquets of locally grown flowers for five weddings that were taking place that weekend. Here’s a selection of the buttonholes. Subtle, aren’t they? But lovely.

  4 Responses to “The Walled Garden at Mells”

  1. ooh! add a glass of chilled rosé to that list and I am there!

  2. Thats my favourite place in the world its just a gorgeous little garden with some beautiful planting

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