Apr 242014
 
The Walled Garden at Mells, Somerset

Mells, Somerset

I once interviewed the new owner of an established, respected and very popular garden, who told me he was planning on closing the garden’s award-winning teashop. For a moment my journalistic integrity got the better of me, and I told him he was mad. Tea and cake help bring people to a garden. They also attract people who aren’t interested in gardens, but who like tea and cake.

Which is probably why the number of tables and chairs dotted around the Walled Garden at Mells has increased since I was last there. It was quietly busy on a gloriously sunny Good Friday, but it still felt like a garden first and foremost. You’d be hard pushed to find a nicer spot for tea, cake or wood-fired pizza than this south-facing terrace overlooking rolling Somerset countryside.

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  2 Responses to “The Walled Garden at Mells”

  1. A lovely place. We went there a couple of years ago and loved it. Came away with some zinc planters. At the time she was thinking about stopping doing mail order flowers. I wonder if she has done….

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