Back on June 15th various people in Easterton opened their gardens to the viewing (and paying to charity) public. These photos, taken on that day, offer views from and of private land that can thus rarely be seen by members of the public.
Let’s start with Easterton Manor.
The garden here slopes up onto the green sand ridge so here we see the Manor from quite high up.
From higher up we can look over the house and take a view along Easterton High Street looking at the Royal Oak.
Clays Farm is, as the name implies, along The Clays in Easterton. This view is from a public path so still available.
Although on The Clays, the farm always seems to have a chalk downland setting.
Kestrels is a fine old house up Oak Lane. It was once the home of Ben Hayward and he probably gave it its name.
The open gardens included ones in Eastcott and here’s the Manor there – formerly, perhaps, a monastic building.
Let’s see some detail on this building.
Other gardens were open as well – all interesting, lovely spaces but these photos of the day seemed appropriate for this blog post.