On the same day that we visited Batcombe House, it was to Westbrook House, near Glastonbury that we spent the afternoon. Gertrude was at the front gate to welcome us, and Mr S felt immediately comfortable and looked forward to having this self assured lady as companion for an hour or two. Her owner and the designers and owners of this magnificent garden made us feel most welcome, and the drinks and home made lemon drizzle cake very much appreciated.
The front garden retains its original layout, but with new planting, now maturing nicely. Right down to the middle of the turning circle, in the front garden where the yellow helianthemum 'Wisley Primrose' struck me as a great summer colour, one felt that this garden would work at any time of the year.
Garden gates again caught my eye, and on entering the side garden, my gaze was drawn to the geraium house.
Each area showed what a great eye for design and knowledge of plants David and Keith have.