Iford Manor, near Bradford-on-Avon, has one of the most delightful
Italian-style gardens in England. It was the home of Harold Ainsworth Peto and
the gardens were his creation. He was a trained architect whose style was rooted
in Renaissance Italy and an exact contemporary of Gertrude Jekyll, who was
a great admirer of his work. The 18th century house, now the home of Elizabeth
Cartwright-Hignett, houses her collection of paintings and works of art and she
herself will give a tour. It will also be possible to view the walled garden not
normally open to the public.
Wiltshire, BA15 2BA
£18.50 (to include visits to the house and gardens and coffee and
biscuits). Apply to Mary Fryer, 01458 251400.