Private tour of Antony; formal gardens and woodland
with Sir Richard Carew Pole and Nick Allison, NT Head Gardener
The Antony estate has been in the Carew family since the sixteenth century, the current house dating to the early eighteenth century. Antony is one of a cluster of landscapes just over the border in Cornwall designed by Humphry Repton. The second DGT event as part of Celebrating Humphry Repton 2018, our private visit to Antony is prior to the NT opening for the season, so we will have the gardens to ourselves! We start in the morning exploring the formal gardens around the house with National Trust Head Gardener Nick Allison, then in the afternoon proceed with Sir Richard Carew Pole and his new head gardener, Vaughan Gallavan, into the wider landscape and the private woodland garden with its collection of spring flowering shrubs including over six hundred varieties of camellias and the National Collection of Camellia japonica; and some two hundred and fifty magnolias, as well as rhododendrons and hydrangeas. Sculpture is also a feature of the gardens.
When: Tuesday 27th March 2018 | 10a.m. - 4p.m.
Where: Antony, Torpoint, PL11 2QA. Meet in National Trust Car Park.
Cost: Full day £18.00 (DGT members); £20.00 (non-members of the DGT).
Morning Only £11.00 (DGT members); £12.00 (non-members of the DGT).
Afternoon Only £8.00 (DGT members); £9.00 (non-members of the DGT).
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, but bring a picnic lunch.
How to book: A booking form can be downloaded here.