Visit Georgian Open Garden event at Kentisbury

Joseph Bulmer

THE stunning grounds of Beachborough Country House at Kentisbury will be the setting for an Open Garden and Cream Tea event on Sunday, June 19.

From 2pm the four acre gardens and woodlands of the grade II listed old Georgian rectory just off the A39 between Kentisbury Ford and Blackmoor Gate will be open to the public.

Owners Viviane and Robert Clout have invited the Church of St Thomas’ at Kentisbury to hold the event to help raise funds for the church roof appeal.

The church was awarded an English Heritage Grant of �113,000 in December to enable it to carry out major repairs. Now it needs to raise the balance of around �50,000.

The last people to touch the roof were the Victorians and its roof nails are badly corroded, with many slates coming loose and water leaking into the building.

As many people as possible have been urged to show their support for the Open Garden and Cream Tea on June 19. For more detailed direction to Beachborough House, visit www.beachboroughcountryhouse.co.uk.

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