Secret garden open as part of charity scheme

National Garden Scheme Fenny Compton
National Garden Scheme Fenny Compton

The Granary in Wharf Road, Fenny Compton, will be open over the Bank Holiday weekend as part of the National Gardens Scheme. Lucy and Mike Davies will be opening their secret garden from 11am-4.30pm on Saturday-Monday.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the garden which sits alongside the Oxford Canal with views of the Dassett Hills, while raising funds for national cancer care charities. The garden boasts herbaceous beds with colourful plants, a cascading water feature and herb garden with a dramatic sweet pea spire.

In the Granary’s three-acre canal-side paddock, visitors will find a copse of 106 native British trees, and fruit orchard.

After a fascinating stroll, the leafy arbour of the Granary Summerhouse is the place for light lunches prepared with fresh produce from the impressively well-stocked kitchen plot; sumptuous home-baked cakes (try the gluten-free Clementine and Almond, or Chocolate Orange Drizzle to name but two) and Eton Mess (featuring matchless meringues made by garden owner Lucy who is President of the local Womens’ Institute).

Plants, fruit, vegetables and Granary conserves will also be for sale.

Entry is £4 (children free) and dogs on leads are welcome.