We welcome horticultural and other groups who would like to visit the gardens. Guests will usually be taken round by Judy Watson who manages the gardens and tours can include the farm wildflower meadows.
Sea Mere gardens were laid out over 100 years ago and cover approximately five acres with a 20 acre circular lake as the backdrop to the five terraced lawns between it and the 16c house.
At the edge of the lake a Bog Garden has been created with moisture loving plants including candelabra primulas, rodgersias, astilbes and bamboos. Away from the trees is the Wetland Garden planted in the 'new wave' style with grasses and tall perennials linking with the reeds bordering the mere beyond.
The Oval Garden is hidden behind beech hedges, with mixed borders surrounding the oval lawn. Beyond there is a Rose Garden, leading into an Orchard with yet more old-fashioned shrub roses flourishing among the trees.
Down a slope below the orchard is a Woodland Garden with many unusual shrubs such as styrax, stachyurus, heptacodium and ptelea. There is also a small Winter Garden and a productive and ornamental Potager.
So the gardens are both old and new. At Sea Mere visitors will discover an informal magical garden, full of atmosphere and charm.
Please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit - £6 a head to include tea/coffee and homemade cakes.