It's time for a rare visit to the city of my birth, the elegant spa city of Bath.
Grade I listed Claverton Manor is home to the American Museum. It's expansive gardens were designed by my heroes Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden in the 'New American Garden' style, which paints the landscape with freeform swathes of perennials and grasses. As well as the New American Garden, there is a replica of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s famous house, an arboretum, amphitheatre, wilderness trail and sweeping parkland for further exploration. Located in the Cotswolds AONB, you’ll be treated to spectacular views across the Limpley Stoke valley.
Rare Plant Fairs bring together some of the finest specialist nurseries in the country, making a visit to one of their events an unmissable treat.
Photo by Peter Hall.
Sunday, 21st May 10am-5pm
Admission to gardens and fair only: adults £7.50, child 5-17 £5, under 5's free.
Admission to museum, exhibition, gardens and fair: adults £13, child 5-17 £7, under 5's free.
No need to prebook.
There is free onsite visitor parking, including spaces for Blue Badge holders. Overflow parking is on the University of Bath campus, a short walk from the site. Visitors may drive up to the turning point on site to collect their plant purchases.Lunches and refreshments will be available from the Garden Café and Terrace. Picnics are welcome throughout the grounds.
Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD.