Wessex Attractions: Tintinhull Garden

Tintinhull Garden, near Yeovil, was created by Phyllis Reiss after the Second World War, in memory of her nephew, who gave his life in that conflict. After her death in 1961, she left the garden, and the 17th century Grade I listed house to which it belonged, to the National Trust. In 1981, the house was leased to the famed garden designer Penelope Hobhouse, who took much of her inspiration from Reiss's creation.

The colours of the Arts and Crafts-inspired garden were designed to blend with the Ham stone of the house, and the garden is arranged so that there is something to see from every room in the house.

The postcode, for satnav purposes, is BA22 8PZ, and the gardens are served by bus number 52 from Yeovil. They are currently closed due to COVID-19 at the time of writing, so be sure to check their website for details of their reopening.