Great Tangley Manor Open Garden
Booking essential as numbers will be limited for your comfort.
Sessions 11am.-1.30pm. or 2.30pm.-5p.m. Please select your preference from the dropdown.
Tickets £10 to include tea and cake. History tours of the house will be available, Government guidelines permitting.
The structure of the present gardens was devised by the owner, Wickham Flower, at the end of the 19th century when he and Philip Webb, a famous architect, set about restoring them.
They were both part of the Arts and Crafts Movement which believed that the integration of house and garden was very important, the philosophy being that the house and landscape were connected with the house spilling out into the garden in a series of out-door rooms. The garden at Great Tangley Manor was recorded as being one of the most progressive gardens of the 1880’s. The present owners have tried to recreate the garden as it has been described in late 1880’s but there are no plans and it has been difficult to piece it together from descriptions. They have therefore put their own twist on it adapting the garden to current conditions but are always open to suggestions as to how they may improve on it!