Visit to Columbine Hall, near Stowmarket on 3rd August

Visit to Columbine Hall, near Stowmarket on Wednesday 3rd August 2022.

Cost will be between £37 and £47 depending on numbers. The tour will be preceded by a trip to a local pub where you can purchase your own lunch or snack.

Enjoy a guided tour of this stunning house and gardens with afternoon tea and cakes. The medieval manor house rises straight from a spectacular moat. It sits in an acre of formal garden inside the moat (designed by Chelsea Gold Medal winner George Carter). Another 28 acres of orchards, woods, parkland and bog gardens are outside the moat. The gardens were featured in Gardens Illustrated and The English Garden (twice). The interior has been in World of Interiors and style books by Kevin McCloud, George Carter and Ros Byam Shaw.

Hew Stevenson and his late wife Leslie Geddes-Brown bought the manor house, which had been empty for seven years, in 1993, and, along with Melvyn Smith, have transformed the interior. They have filled the house with an eclectic collection including ancestral portraits and paintings by Angie Lewin, whose books Leslie helped to write, and an enormous estate map of 1741.

For further details and to book this wonderful trip, contact Jim Dwyer on 07531 115160 or email jim_dwyer@btinternet.com

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