Heale Garden – Middle Woodford

Heale Garden

Visit beautiful Heale Garden in the Woodfords, close to Salisbury. There is also a Garden Centre / Nursery where you can buy from a huge selection of plants, some of which can be found around the Garden. You can also stop for Refreshments at the Tea Room with indoor and outdoor seating areas. Worth a visit.

 

Weston Nurseries UK – Corton

Spring Plants

If you love your garden, visit Weston Nurseries in Corton. They offer a huge array of annual and perennial plants for hanging baskets, old sinks, large containers and, of course, for your border. You’ll have to be quick though, as they are open from May until the end of July. Don’t forget to take a cardboard box to bring your plants safely home.

The Gift of Bread – Sourdough

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Always wanted to know how to make real sourdough? Learn to make seriously healthy bread that everyone can eat without bringing on allergies.

The Gift of Bread based in Martock, Somerset literally just down the A303. It’s a charity, the classes are free but you can make a donation. Not only do you come home with bread, you also get to take your ‘starter’ which you keep in the fridge and you can continue to make perfect sourdough at your leisure.

Classes of six required.

michael@thegiftofbread.org

Holiday in Style

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Take a look at Special Umbria for great places to stay in Umbria, Tuscany, Puglia or Sicily. If you like modern industrial design, these are the most beautiful villas & apartments you’ll find.

Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum

Great for walking in nature any time of year but Autumn is best. Picnic lunch or visit one of Tetbury’s finest pubs. Only an hour from Norton Bavant.

Westonbirt Arboretum

 0300 067 4890

Old Wardour Castle, Tisbury

Old Wardour Castle

Set in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle, near Tisbury was once one of the most daring and innovative homes in Britain. Built in the 14th century, today the castle ruin provides a relaxed, romantic day out for couples, families and budding historians alike.

Children will love to explore the grotto and the castle rooms, climbing the circular stairs to the top where you can see for miles across the lake and surrounding countryside.

Old Wardour Castle

The Newt in Somerset

Estate Gardens at The Newt

Beautiful gardens, great lunch and you can stay overnight. Located in Bruton about 30 minutes drive. Don’t miss the Gelateria.

The Newt

01963 577777

The Peto Garden at Iford Manor Estate

Beautiful Italianate gardens near Bradford-on-Avon. Enjoy lovely cream teas. See website for opening times.

Iford Manor

01225 863146

The Longleat Estate

So much on offer, visit Longleat House, the grounds or the Safari Park.

Longleat

01985 844400

Center Parcs at Longleat Forest

Situated in the beautiful Longleat Estate, Longleat Forest is a perfect escape for nature lovers. With breath-taking views courtesy of the rolling hills and valleys, this is the perfect location for a Wiltshire break.

Centerparcs

01985 848329

Haynes Motor Museum

A great family day out with lunch thrown in too.

Haynes Motor Museum

01963 440804

Lacock Abbey and Village

Film set village, definitely worth a visit, lovely old fashioned pubs offering good food. Located between Melksham and Chippenham. Very close to Whitehall Garden Centre too.

Lacock Abbey

Castle Combe

Castle Combe, one of the prettiest villages in England. Another film set village definitely worth a visit. Located in the north of Wiltshire, about 5 miles from Chippenham.